Two photos shot tonight in the fishroom – one is the pair on their latest spawn, and the other is my personal favorite holdback, the one I’m using to document pattern development Enjoy!
Lightning Maroon Clownfish and it’s White Stripe Mate, tending to their 8th spawn.
Now over a year old, the pattern is still developing on all these clownfish!
How long would you guess it will take for the offspring’s pattern to fully develop like the mothers?
Henry, as we’re already a year in and they’re not there yet, I’m thinking at least 2 years total. But maybe 3. This is not unheard of; my F1 Onxy Perc offspring have been shown to still be evolving their color pattern at three years of age. IF you look at the pattern progression, you can see without a doubt it is continuing to evolve, but on a month-to-month basis it is admittedly hard to see. (http://www.lightning-maroon-clownfish.com/?p=2018)
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