The Black Snowflake Clownfish is a new strain of ocellaris clownfish which ORA was originally aiming to produce when they came up with the black ice semi snowflake clownfish. The Black Ice Snowflake was created simply by crossing a snowflake ocellaris with a black ocellaris clownfish. resulting in the really dark outline of the snowflake mis-bar. Through a complex regimen of outcrossing and back crossing the Black Ice Snowflake with black ocellaris and snowflakes, eventually ORA biologists began seeing fish like the Black Snowflake clownfish pictured above. This specimen of black snowflake clownfish above is one of the best examples ORA has yet produced – it has already been earmarked for the breeding and a couple clutches of its offspring are being grown up. Check out the full story on the ORA website and don’t be surprised if ORA shows off a couple Black Snowflake clownfish at MACNA in September.
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.