The Clarion x Passer Hybrid Angelfish was once a very rare fish that was rarely collected from its homeland on the west coast of Mexico. These fish used to appear regularly when Clarion Angel collecting was still allowed.
Hybrid Clarion x Passer, Cyclops lemon peel and aberrant two-tone angelfishCollected New Juvenile Hybrid Clarion / Passerby
So Clarion x Passer hybrids are a familiar set and nothing new, actually. What is new, however, is that this fish is now available from the king of captive-bred angelfish, Mr. Su from Bali Aquarich. But now these hybrids are actually legal as Clarion Angel’s collection is banned as the fish are on Appendix 2 of CITES. These fish are therefore supplied with a CITES permit.
Our experience with Holacanthus passers-by is that it is a very combative fish that has a terrible reputation for being very aggressive. Obviously, these captive-bred hybrids have the beauty of the Clarion Angel, but unfortunately, they also inherited the ferocity of Passer Angelfish.
Juvenile Hybrid H. clarionensis x H. Passant
For the first time we could also see what they look like at a very young age. It is a very sweet juvenile angelfish with a yellow dominated color.
- This hybrid is absolutely great.
Left H. clarionensis, right hybrid with passer
If you compare both fish of roughly the same size, the hybrid is far less orange but has more blue than the Clarion Angel. The hybrid pedigree results in a much better looking fish than the original Passer Angelfish. Both of them are truly amazing fish and whatever your thing we are sure they will find colonies to keep them.