The Tangerine Albino Ocellaris Clownfish is not new to the hobby, but is rarely available from a commercial source. Sea & Reef has recently brought this interesting fish into their breeding program. The Tangerine mutation is considered albino because they are hypomelanistic, meaning there is a reduction or lack of black pigment. Tangerine albinism is expressed as a lack of black pigment between the white stripes and the orange body coloration. The black pigment is also strongly reduced in the fins. The fact that some black pigment is still present in the fins and eyes suggests that the mutation did not destroy the melanin synthesis pathway completely. Nevertheless MORE

Follow Us!
Get the latest reef aquarium news in your email.