Four months ago a friend name Phil contacted me about his two clownfish who had a pulled a Montague/Capulet and decided to get hitched. Like Sanjay’s Black Photons, these were truly an “Odd Couple”, one is an original “Snowcasso” hybrid, and the other is a Black Darwin. Anyhow, they knew that it was much more than a hunch, and that’s the way they all became the Smorcularis Bunch.
So fast forward four months and these guys are ready to find their respective homes. There was a big spectrum of different variations, but many of them display the traits above, an orange face, a little “eye spot” above their front fins, and a really cool pattern towards the back. They typically match on both sides. Since the mother was a Black Darwin, we are expecting these guys to darken up over the course of their first year. I’m already working on a second batch. Hopefully if they continue to lay eggs these cool fish may be available from a commercial hatchery soon, but until then, only the patient collectors who reserved them will have the opportunity to take a pair home. Progress pics here.