Platinum Clown fish in LFS. GO now.

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell, Trade' started by iamborg, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. iamborg

    iamborg Guest

    If anyone is interested, I saw 2 at Dublin... you know where :)
    It on sale. Just seeing them in person makes the trip worthwhile.
    They also have 2 picassos. Looks like Grade B.

    But I get first pick of the platinum babies ok.
     
  2. Elite

    Elite Guest

    what is platinum clown?
     
  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Really ugly, genetically deformed clown :) But hey some people dig ugly ;)


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  4. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    EEEEEEW! Those are ugly! They look like goldfish infected with fungus. I feels sorry for them... :(
     
  5. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

  6. They are basically percula snowflakes ... while "snowflakes" are ocellaris, these guys are perculas. Was just a matter of time!
     
  7. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    In my opinion they should put an end to whatever that strain of clownfish is.
     
  8. iani

    iani Guest

    A lot uglier than snowflakes IMO. They don't have the black border to the white like the snowflakes. I also have a feeling these clowns may breed true. They all have the same white pattern (unlike snowflakes). They may be pretty common in no time.
     
  9. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    They're supposed to pick up more black as they get older, like onyxes.
     
  10. Thales

    Thales Past President

    They are awesome. I love freak fish. There should be more of them so wild caught fish are real expensive.
     
  11. iani

    iani Guest

    They only pick up black along the fins, not along all the white areas.
     
  12. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Thus far there has been absolutely no morph that has proven to breed even remotely true. Every single clown has variations of some sort and inbreeding only pumps that trait. I myself highly suspect they won't be as bad as some of the ones they produce but not so good others could do it and get any numbers. Remember what the first "Nelly" Picasso went for.......
    (a good down payment on a new $25K car)

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    Both those spots show variation all ready and this is from the worlds largest marine ornamental hatchery who produces leaps and bounds more then any other hatchery. The shear numbers they breed and even at that the "product launch" picture which should be the prime example shows movement. IMO if there is movement there is expansion.
     
  13. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    #1 shows no spot on one and a spot on the other

    #2 shows the spot moving up the body on the back fish.
     
  14. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    >awaits esteemed colleges critical reviews of theory<
     
  15. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    You didn't account for chirality. You are assuming full symmetry :p
     
  16. Elite

    Elite Guest

    How much are they? If my wife see these, she will want some LOL.. She loves white fish/bleach coral.. :D
     
  17. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    first pair was $750 I think Phong but I hear now you can get singles for $350?
     
  18. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    ouch!

    so...

    1. imbreed over and over
    2. find a freak
    3. profit$$
     
  19. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest


    Apparently you didn't catch my last post >)

     
  20. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    I caught your last post and my post was a joke as well :p You were comparing left side spots to right side spots. you need to compare right to right and left to left! These aren't ambidextrous spots!!!!
     

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