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Old 01/10/2008, 08:10 PM   #26
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Picasso's are gorgeous!


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Old 01/10/2008, 08:14 PM   #27
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A. Chrysogaster. When attempting to ID a member's clownfish, I came across this species. Would love to have a pair some day.


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Old 01/10/2008, 11:12 PM   #28
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There's nothing prettier than a nice GSM -- I've seen some with strangely shaped or small fins, which I don't like, but a GSM like the ones posted in this thread is a sight to behold. Punch and Judy my GSM pair are tank-bred, not the best stock, but they're rescues; I took them in because they had been through several owners and I knew I could provide a good, permanent home for them. They're misbars and don't have much yellow, and Judy has a scar on her nose where she tangled with a large Xanthid crab, but I love 'em to bits. With their funny faces, red eyes and giant fins they look like sweet teddy bears to me... until they attack me with those teeth!


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Old 01/11/2008, 12:19 AM   #29
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Black Variant of A. Polymnus (Saddle Back), B&W Ocellaris, Red/orange Ocellaris, Onyx Perculas, Maroons, Fire Clowns, Clarki variants, Tomatoes, Skunks

In that order.


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Old 01/11/2008, 07:22 AM   #30
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I also like Helfichs Chic's picassos that a lot of black in them almost like onyx clowns, she was in the running for nano TOTY.. here's one pic:




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Old 01/11/2008, 08:24 AM   #31
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question; is there such a thing as black and white picasso's?

would cross breeding a black and white saddleback and a picasso produce one? :P

just curious


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Old 01/11/2008, 10:07 AM   #32
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Black and white are my fav the occelaris/percs


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Old 01/11/2008, 10:13 AM   #33
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B/W Ocellaris, btw, anyone know where I can find a few B/W ocellaris that are like completely black w/misbars in IL around Aurora/Naperville?


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Old 01/11/2008, 12:08 PM   #34
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question; is there such a thing as black and white picasso's?

would cross breeding a black and white saddleback and a picasso produce one? :P

just curious
Just getting black saddlebacks to spawn would be a feat as there is only 2 report occurances, let alone trying to cross them.

A black and white picasso would just be a misbarred black ocellaris. If you want to breed a picasso to a black ocellaris it may be much easier than the previously mentioned crossing.


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Old 01/11/2008, 11:05 PM   #35
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I still think the normal ocellaris pattern is the prettiest


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Old 01/12/2008, 08:22 PM   #36
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I also like Helfichs Chic's picassos that a lot of black in them almost like onyx clowns, she was in the running for nano TOTY.. here's one pic:

I'm in total agreement. As a matter of fact, her Picassos influenced me to get a pair for myself. I've had mine since August and they are showing more black and the thick black markings as well!


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Old 06/16/2008, 03:56 PM   #37
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Question about Picassos - why are some yellowish orange, while others, like the above, are more reddish orange? Is it individual genes, or age??


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Old 06/16/2008, 04:05 PM   #38
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B/W Ocellaris, btw, anyone know where I can find a few B/W ocellaris that are like completely black w/misbars in IL around Aurora/Naperville?
Sorry, this girl's in Cali




GSMs all the way. they are handsome devils


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Old 06/16/2008, 04:12 PM   #39
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These are pretty sweet too


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Old 06/16/2008, 06:07 PM   #40
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Old 06/16/2008, 06:35 PM   #41
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I really like A. fuscocaudatus (sp?), but to tell you the truth, it would be very hard for any clowns to be prettier than my first pair of ocellaris.
I agree about the A. fuscocaudatus.



They would probably be my favorite. Then followed by a nice GSM and A. chrysogaster.


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Old 06/16/2008, 08:39 PM   #42
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I think the best looking clown is a healthy clown. I see very few really good looking clowns in LFS's. They are all pale, thin, and sickly looking. Regardless of species, when you get them home and give them a nice healthy place to live with good food, they all become beautiful fish. I have 9 clown fish from 4 different species, and I think they are all beautiful.


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Old 06/16/2008, 09:10 PM   #43
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I've always loved A. Frenatus and A. Mcullochi.


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Old 06/16/2008, 09:23 PM   #44
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I like any of them with vertical white stripes.


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Old 06/17/2008, 07:15 AM   #45
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picasso clowns by far...maybe rod's onyx clowns a distant second...


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Old 06/17/2008, 12:02 PM   #46
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Just getting black saddlebacks to spawn would be a feat as there is only 2 report occurances, let alone trying to cross them.
ORA is working on the black variant of A. polymnus aka "black percula" in the tropical fish trade.


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Old 06/17/2008, 02:31 PM   #47
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I like the simple clean looks of pink skunks (Amphiprion perideraion).




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Old 06/17/2008, 03:46 PM   #48
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I second the pink skunks! they just are so different from all the other ones which don't vary a huge amount. but second favorite would be rod's onyx


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Old 06/17/2008, 07:14 PM   #49
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A Rod's Onyx.. Perfect body shape.. awesome coloring..


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Old 06/17/2008, 08:13 PM   #50
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Amphiprion latezonatus

The white on black is killer and to top it off they have a white/blueish mouth.



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