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    Three Fish Morphs You’ve Never Seen

    We have been discussing hybrids and fish morphs with our friend Tetsuo, and these are some of the latest to be collected. While they may not be as beautiful as P. multifasciatus x P. venustus, they are still interesting and unique. This clownfish hybrid was captured one year ago in Indonesia. In captivity it has [...]

    We have been discussing hybrids and fish morphs with our friend Tetsuo, and these are some of the latest to be collected. While they may not be as beautiful as P. multifasciatus x P. venustus, they are still interesting and unique.

    This clownfish hybrid was captured one year ago in Indonesia. In captivity it has shown it’s aggressive behavior, bossing tankmates around. At the store where she was kept she killed more than one large Angelfish. In Tetsuo’s tank she has killed all other anemonefish, except a single Amphiprion perideraion that she gets along well with.

    When looking up close just underneath the eye, the cheek spines clearly shows that it is hybridization of the Maroon Clown, Premnas biaculeatus. However, you can also see that it is not just one spine, but three! It is believe to have hybridized with Amphiprion frenatus commonly called the Tomato Clownfish.

    Back in 2006, a shipment of Amphiprion bicinctus came in from Yemen. These fish were healthy and looked like your typical A. bicinctus as shown below.

    Recently another shipment from Yemen brought an unidentified clown. With this Amphiprion sp. the bodies of the males are shortened, almost like goldfish. Unfortunately this time, Brookynella took out all but one. Believed to be a morph of A. bicinctus, when compared to the photo above of a normal A. bicinctus the difference in body shape is readily apparent.

    Lastly we have an  interesting morph of the beautiful Centropyge multicolor. Unfortunately the location where this specimen was collected is unknown. It was not in the Marshall Islands, but believed to be somewhere in the South Pacific. The orange coloration is much more visible (Note the two bars) and the overall shape is slightly different. This female is 8cm in length and landed in Japan just last month.

    Thank you to Tetsuo for sharing these photo’s with us, and giving permission to share them with our readers. We encourage you to check out his website,  where he has great photos of unique fish.  

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    • burton page

      hello there. i found a picture of what looked to be some kind of longfinned maroon clownfish with what i can only describe as lightning instead of stripes., and it has your web address over the picture. could you please give me any information you might have on that fish? ive been showing, and telling everyone about that clownfish, and id really like to know something…ANYTHING about it. is that a form that is, or will be available?