Misbar maroon clownfish are nothing new, they’ve been popping up sporadically in clutches of normally patterned maroon clownfish for years but ORA’s got a pair that’s been throwing off something a little different. A week ago in Orlando, ORA brought along a few of these oddball mis-barred maroon clowfish which have been showing up in the spawns of one of their regularly barred gold stripe maroon clownfish pairs. A small handful of these misbar maroon clownfish were on display and some of them could be called semi-picasso while others like the one pictured above is almost a half-platinum maroon clownfish.
While ocellaris and percula clownfish have been getting the selective breeding treatment for over a decade, this “strain” of unusually barred maroon clownfish is still very rare. Since these odd maroons are the offspring of a regularly patterned pair, there’s no telling how much the trait can be worked on. If Matt would just get his caudal peduncle in gear maybe we could see what kind of kids we can expect from the lightning maroon clownfish. In the meantime you may be able to bug ORA for the occasional misbar maroon clownfish but these will not be on their stocklist for a long time yet.