The lightning maroon clownfish is an amazing variant of Premnas biaculeatus from Papua New Guinea which was discovered with extremely aberrant lightning stripes. When word spread of this fish, the domestic and global marine aquarium communities were immediately set ablaze with enthusiasm. The first specimen of lightning Maroon that was caught only surfaced as a poor quality phone pic that was taken on the boat and since no one ever heard of it afterwards, it is assumed that the first lightning maroon died in transit or captivity. It is a totally different story for the second lightning maroon clownfish which was tracked around the world from PNG to Los Angeles and then Minnesota like a fishy celebrity. The adventures of the Lightning Maroon Clownfish continue to be chronicled on the LMC Project blog by Reef Builders writer Matt Pedersen and it could be argued that the lightning maroon clownfish is one of the single most famous aquarium fish specimens in history. Here we are three whole months after the LMC was placed in the care of Matt “Big Daddy” Pedersen and we are finally getting a video scoop of just the lightning maroon, getting the video inspection for his bi-monthly thorough physical check-up. While Matt was just wrapping up this video, he received another shipment of PNG maroon clownfish via Blue Zoo Aquatics and one of those was a large female with a little bit of aberration to her striping, enough to let the optimistic hope that she could be carrying the right genetics to cross with the full-on Lightning Maroon. Thanks to Matt for producing and loading this new video of the Lightning Maroon Clownfish and very much look forward to seeing some updates soon on how the new misbar maroon pairs up with the lightning maroon clownfish.
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