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Topic: Clownfish questions
Posted By: Colby365
Subject: Clownfish questions
Date Posted: April 11 2015 at 1:18pm
Couple of random questions.
Will a snowflake and a Wyoming white breed. If so what kind of offspring would you get?

Also what would a goldflake maroon clownfish go for on this forum and in a pet store?

Thanks everyone!



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Posted By: Mark Peterson
Date Posted: April 11 2015 at 7:19pm
They are both Amphiprion Ocellaris, yes, they will breed.
According to the Sustainable Aquatics Clownfish Chart I have posted on my wall it appears that the Wyoming White color scheme descended from the Snowflake color morph. I would assume that some of the offspring would be splashes of white and orange while others would look more like one parent or the other.
Are you thinking of buying and breeding some of the WW's and Snowflakes that I have for sale or do you already have some?

I don't care how interesting looking a Premnas biaculeatus color morph is, I will never keep one again, even if it was free. Their attitude and behavior is reprehensible.

We ought to sit down and chat. I have some info that could help you.

Aloha,
Mark  Hug


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Posted By: Colby365
Date Posted: April 11 2015 at 8:48pm
Alright,
That sounds good! yeah I was thinking about the ones you have.


Posted By: sabeypets
Date Posted: April 11 2015 at 11:00pm
Originally posted by Colby365 Colby365 wrote:

Couple of random questions.
Will a snowflake and a Wyoming white breed. If so what kind of offspring would you get?

Also what would a goldflake maroon clownfish go for on this forum and in a pet store?

Thanks everyone!

Snowflakes originally came from ORA.
Wyoming Whites originally came from C-Quest
Two separate genes
A Snowflake X Wyoming White = some snowflake, some WW, and some Frostbite. Frostbite/Flurry is the only double gene color right now that is not a hybrid! so the next question is what will Frostbite X Frostbite =????? (no one knows yet)


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Shaun
American Fork
"Would you leave a dead cat in your kitchen till tommorow?" Builderofdreams


Posted By: Mark Peterson
Date Posted: April 12 2015 at 8:28am
Shaun knows much more than I regarding these details, but it should be noted that the original question is similar to asking what color of hair a child will have when one parent is black haired and the other is blond haired. The SA(Sustainable Aquatics company) clownfish chart doesn't say what company successfully bred these clownfish. It illustrates each clownfish and seems to indicate ancestry of the many color variations. It's pretty cool, that's why it's on my wall. Smile

Aloha,
Mark  Hug

P.S.
In case some of you are wondering, here's a bit of trivia:

http://www.orafarm.com/" rel="nofollow - ORA (Oceans, Reefs and Aquariums company) located in Ft. Pierce Florida was founded in 1996  and from what I can tell, the reason it survived was government funding, because there is traditionally little profit in rearing aquarium fish.

http://reefbuilders.com/2010/08/25/draft-cquest-coming-home/" rel="nofollow - C-Quest, originally located in Puerto Rico, founded in 1988, is now located near Cheyenne Wyoming.  It's founder, the now deceased dentist, Bill Addison is one of the pioneers of marine ornamental fish breeding. The reason C-Quest survived is because of Bill Addison devoting his money to it. 

One of the original managers at C-Quest, John Walch, gave the WMAS a presentation of the RDP Refugium with Reverse Daylight Photosynthesis he developed while working at C-Quest, way back in 1996. http://www.utahreefs.com/SeaStar/wmasSeaStar02Feb.pdf" rel="nofollow - Click here for a success story relating to RDP Refugium Filtration. 


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