You missed a lot of Lightning Maroon Clownfish news! Of course, the “news” can be summed up in pictorial form.
At this point, the fish are around 1″ total length…maybe a hair more on the largest. Still quite small. Not every fish is perfect – in fact, I’m pretty unhappy with how the majority turned out…will be a fair number of culls I think. Still, a lot of good genetic material is on hand to play with! I also divulged my basic plan for the offspring at MACNA, so here goes:
Approximately 3 pairs will be held back for my personal breeding efforts. 3 pairs will go to local breeders. Culls will be offered to established commercial breeding operations for genetic material to work with (the assumption here being that culls were the product of the environment and fighting, hopefully not genetic issues). The remaining top tier fish will be sold at retail, probably at auction, to the general public. My anticipation is that there will be maybe 30-40 fish at most to offer, which translates to only 15-20 Lightnings max. Once again, time to start saving your pennies (and hundred dollar bills).