German marine fish breeder Marcel Triessl, currently residing in South Africa, quietly announced this week that Proaquatix is the sole world distributor for Albino Ocellaris Clownfish with the exception of distribution within South Africa. No word yet on an official release date, nor on price. No word either on distribution strategies either, or when the North American market will see its first albino clownfish.
Update: Marcel filled us in that about 75% shipped will be of the yellow variety, with 25% being the orange variant. There is no genetic difference between these two — the color difference is solely a function of diet, based on whether Astaxanthin is provided or not. So, if you buy a yellow albino, don’t expected it to stay yellow if you are feeding a high-pigment or color-enhancing diet. Check out the color range in these amazing images! Marcel also said it’s likely only a few weeks before the first fish arrive in Florida. For those who are interested, he suggests contacting Eric at Proaquatics dot com. Thanks to Huey for tipping us off!