The $30,000 Peppermint Angelfish

The Waikiki Aquarium recently acquired a rare prize: a deepwater peppermint angelfish collected during a research expedition funded by the Smithsonian Institute. Collectors have offered prices as high as $30,000 for the exotic fish, the only one in captivity available for public viewing. HONOLULU Magazine spoke with Andrew Rossiter, the aquarium’s executive director, in this web-exclusive video.


This was a special day - with a rare little fish!


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