Yellow clownfish

Yellow clownfish

Postby Armadus » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:38 am

Hello everybody,

I've been turning out a few A. percula batches and noticed one fish that stood out because it is bright yellow. At first I thought it was poor nutrition but I've been making sure that it gets enough food twice a day (I feed Otohime, mysis, and my own mix). Recently, I sold off most of that batch but kept the yellow one and moved it to a tank with better lighting. Under 6500k it looks even more yellow with no black and yellow eyes. The eye looks exactly like the rest of the Perculas except yellow. I've done some research and it doesn't look like any of the albinos I've seen. So what gives? Is this just a mutation in the genes that cause the orange coloration?

Here are two very blurry pics (cell phone cam and the fish wont stop moving) I'm going to commission a friend to take some better photos as these don't do it any justice.

Has anyone seen this before? Anyone have ideas on what's going on?
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Re: Yellow clownfish

Postby Luis A M » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:27 pm

It is unusual and perhaps an hypomelanistic mutation,hard to say with these pics.
Are the black lines paler?.
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