April 5 2010,

The domino and midnight clownfish from ORA are some of this season’s hottest designer marine aquarium reef fish. If you’ve been looking for that new look which will spruce up your reef without making it look fat, you know that black is the it color all year long, darling. If you’re feeling mysterious you could go for the domino clownfish look; with just a chique white spot on your gill plate and a thin white edge to your pecs, it’ll drive all the boys wild. If you’re feeling a little bit more emo or goth, the midnight clownfish might be just the color to bring out those pouty, orange lips. Whether you’re going for casual or formal, ORA’s latest midnight or domino clownfish fashion is just the thing for your Perez Hilton approved reef. What are you waiting for? go on and shake what your protandrous mama gave you. (and full PR after the break)

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.


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