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The Turquoise Tail Line Maroon Clownfish

By Leonard Ho - Posted Nov 08, 2013 08:00 AM
iBluewater calls this misbarred clownfish The Turquoise Tail Line Maroon. The turquoise tail stripe is certainly distinctive (hence its namesake), but equally special is the faded middle bar with a distinctive top "dot" similar to the blue spotted maroons iBluewater imported in 2010. Furthermore, the head bar is a different golden pigment.
The Turquoise Tail Line Maroon Clownfish

The Turquoise Tail Line Maroon Clownfish

This specimen was collected from East Malaysia at a depth of approximately 16 feet.

In the past decade, we've seen numerous maroon clownfish variants from naked maroons to lightning maroons to spotted maroons and everything in between.  Aberrant specimens like The Turquoise Tail Line Maroon Clownfish should open up all sorts of selectively-bred "designer" clownfish possibilities with Premnas biaculeatus, potentially dwarfing the variety of captive bred Percular/Ocellaris clown.  Blue lighting maroons?  Ball lightning maroons?  Yellow cap naked maroons?  And then to consider the possibilities cross-breeding maroons with perculas, ocellaris, et al. ... (head explodes)

More information about the Turquoise Tail Line Maroon can be found at 3reef.com.

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Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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