Clarki X Ocellaris Clownfish is a Really Neat Hybrid

Hybrid clownfish are usually the purview of wild collected livestock but Ocean, Reefs, & Aquariums has a long track record of interesting clownfish crosses. Whether intentional like the blood orange clownfish or accidental like any number of their clarki and…

Snow Storm Clownfish Now Also From Sea & Reef Aquaculture

Snow Storm clownfish have been available to aquarists for at least half a year now from Ocean Reefs & Aquariums but now Sea & Reef Aquaculture is also stepping up with their own version. The ‘Storm’ clownfish strain was first…

Reed Mariculture tweaks TDO Chroma BOOST for optimal coloration

We know the red carotenoid astaxanthin is essential for optimal red and orange coloration in fish and coral, but Reed Mariculture conducted an experiment to ensure it had just the right level for clownfish coloration in its TDO Chroma BOOST food by…

Black Lightning Clownfish from Alpha Aquaculture

The black lightning clownfish is a very interesting new strain of domestic clownfish which really got our attention at the LFS last weekend. We’ve been saying ‘lightning clownfish’ for so many years now, it is second nature to say ‘Lightning Maroon Clownfish’, but…

Clownfish will NOT be listed as a threatened or endangered species

Good news for the hobby as the potential threat of the clownfish being listed as a threatened or endangered has been averted. According to the National Marine Fisheries Service, the species does not warrant the listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The NMFS…

Mocha Frostbite Clownfish are one of the Newest Designer Hybrids

ClowfishDepot.com has started offering one of the latest permutations of designer hybrid clownfishes, the Mocha Frostbite. It didn’t take rocket science to create this new variation. At its core, the Mocha hybrid has been around for over a decade, being the…

The longfin black darwin ocellaris clownfish is real! (video)

Not only is the longfin clownfish from Sea & Reef Aquaculture a real fish, but we’ve also got the video to prove it. The real April Fool’s joke of yesterday’s posting of only the second known longfin clownfish to be…

Longfin clownfish discovered among Sea & Reef’s black Darwin Ocellaris

Longfin clownfish are still the white buffalo of the captive breeding world and now it looks like we’ll be seeing longfin clownfish from the black Darwin ocellaris. The Longfin Darwin Ocellaris was found by one of Sea & Reef Aquaculture’s…

Longfin Ocellaris: The Verdict? It’s Genetic!

Just yesterday we published our 2013 Marine Breeding Year in Review, part II, which included speculation and a short update about Sustainable Aquatic’s Longfin Ocellaris breeding project. At the time the review was written in late December, Sustainable had just…

Longfin clownfish clinches title for “guppy of the marine aquarium”

While “Guppy of the Marine Aquarium” has long been a title bestowed upon the Banggai Cardinalfish, I’ve long felt that the true guppy of the marine aquarium world, with its ubiquity of hobbyist breeding and ever-increasing diversity of aberrant, non-wild…