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    ORA to Release New Midnight and Domino Clowns

    ORA has formally announced their latest captive bred fish. A naked, all black Ocellaris clown aptly named the ORA Midnight Clownfish and an extreme black ocellaris ‘misbar’ with an equally apposite name–the ORA Domino Clownfish. These fish were first seen by the public at the Global Pet Expo last month. “The colors in the midnight […]

    ORA Midnight clown

    ORA has formally announced their latest captive bred fish. A naked, all black Ocellaris clown aptly named the ORA Midnight Clownfish and an extreme black ocellaris ‘misbar’ with an equally apposite name–the ORA Domino Clownfish. These fish were first seen by the public at the Global Pet Expo last month.

    “The colors in the midnight are pretty solid across the board, they start out orange, turn brown and end up black at maturity,” said Demian Rodriguez of ORA. “As with the regular blacks, the snout may remain orange for a longer period of time but will turn black as the fish matures.”

    ORA Domino Clown

    As for the picture perfect domino shown above–don’t think all will be so McCullochi-esque. ORA black domino clowns have the same parents as ORA midnights, but are distinguished by their minimal white markings. These markings can occur as single or multiple dots on the check or elsewhere on the body. ORA tells GBD, “There are also extreme misbars, these may be just like the Dominos except the marking is elongated instead of circular, they may also have an incomplete tail stripe, a saddle, or other incomplete marking that makes them have some white but not enough to be   considered a regular misbar black (which is a regular black with one or more incomplete stripes).” Check out the official press release from ORA below.

    ORA Introduces the Midnight Clown

    Last month at Global Pet Expo 2010 we unveiled our newest designer clownfish. The ORA Midnight Clown is an all black clown with no stripes. It is the result of a natural mutation found in ORA’s grow-out systems and was selectively bred over the past year.

    While maybe not for purists, we are sure that clownfish aficionados will be thrilled with this newest entry, and a devoted collector could now have an all-orange, a near all-white and an all-black ocellaris clownfish.

    Just as with the natural Black Ocellaris variation, the Midnight Clown starts out life with an orange color that turns black as it ages. The new Midnights available from ORA have almost completely transformed to black, but may have a touch of their juvenile orange left. They will finish becoming all black as they reach maturity. The offspring run the gamut from being completely naked to uniquely patterned extreme misbars.

    Occasionally we find Midnight Clowns with cheek dots and taking Julian Sprung’s advice, we’re nicknaming those “Dominos.” This exceptional color morph is yet another example of the power of selective breeding in aquaculture.

    3 Comments

    1. SamMcKinley
      April 7, 2010 at 8:36 PM | Permalink

      This may be my favorite ORA release yet! Any idea on a release date or price?

    2. SamMcKinley
      April 16, 2010 at 1:48 AM | Permalink

      nevermind, I’m picking mine up this weekend! 🙂

    3. SamMcKinley
      April 15, 2010 at 8:48 PM | Permalink

      nevermind, I'm picking mine up this weekend! 🙂

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