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The Orange Jaw Purple Maroon Clownfish

By Leonard Ho - Posted Feb 09, 2012 09:00 AM
This Premnas biaculateus is an exercise to see how many colors we can use to describe a fish. recently imported this intriguing maroon clownfish: deep plum-purple body, golden bars, and a distinctive orange jaw. We've seen outrageous naturally-occurring variants before (e.g. the PNG Lightning Maroon Clownfish), but we never tire of seeing these oddballs.

Visit for discussion about the latest gem discovered by  Rare clownfish variants like this make great candidates for captive breeding, so we hope this specimen ends up becoming brood stock.


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.


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