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A stunning Peppermint angel (Paracentropyge boylei) has recently gone on display at Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The natural range of this fish extends from the Cook Islands to Moorea in French Polynesia and it is extremely rare in the hobby due to the fact that it lives in very deep waters, which makes catching it and bringing it to the surface extremely difficult. This is one of what may be only two Peppermint angels in captivity.

It was collected during a research expedition funded by the Smithsonian Institute.

This is the only captive specimen that's available for viewing by the public — and it's certainly proved popular with collectors of marine fish, who have apparently made offers of up to $30,000 (around £19,250) for it!

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