Well it appears that the batch of rare Amphiprion mcculochi which we reported on several weeks ago have not touched down in the U.S. but the few that do arrive will be sent out to those who pre-ordered this coolwater gem from Lord Howe Island. Although normally this fish is not available for collection, a clownfish zealot if Australia who goes by the name of “mr.blue” on the Marine Ornamental Fish and Invertebrate Breeder’s forum charmed officers at the park service office of Lord Howe Island to grant him a permit for collecting Mcculochi clownfish for breeding purposes. This extremely limited batch of clownfish are over valued for what they are, basically a black tomato clownfish and with a base price which is more than most people’s entire reef aquarium, don’t expect to see this one at your local LFS. You can read more about the “McCulochi Story” on MOFIB.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.