这么多年来,我们虽然发现了大量透红小丑(maroon clownfish)的杂交品种,但仍然从未见过这样特殊的。这对杂交鱼来自ORA,曾在LiveAquaria上展示。人们认为它们是透红小丑与鞍背小丑(Amphiprion polymnus)的杂交鱼。

 

这并不是ORA有意培育的杂交鱼,而是一个意外。由于在普通的水族箱系统中有着多对不同的小丑鱼,所以这种情况已经发生过很多次了。


 

然而,精子从它们所在的缸中,能够经过过滤系统、水泵、管道然后进入另一个缸中的可能性非常小,但在ORA却经常发生这种情况。此次,这对奇特的小丑鱼是在一群普通的透红小丑中被发现的。因为之前已经有过这种情况,所以他们并不惊讶,但另一亲本物种是根据猜测为鞍背小丑。

 

大型的鞍背小丑色彩非常丰富,而透红小丑也十分绚丽,所以这对杂交鱼长大后一定会令人惊喜,而这也是杂交品种最酷的事。希望透红小丑的深红色能够和鞍背小丑的深棕色很好地融合在一起,形成外观独特的小丑鱼。这些小家伙还需要一段时间才能展现出它们最充分的着色。

原文:

It’s incredible to think how many maroon clownfish hybrids have surfaced over the years but we still have never seen them with this particular crossing. This pair of hybrids from ORA and listed on LiveAquaria is believed to be a cross between maroon clownfish and the saddleback clownfish, Amphiprion polymnus.

 

This was not an intentional cross made with a mismatched pair by ORA but is instead another one of their accidental hybrids. This has happened for them a number of times, or maybe a little bit all the time, due to having many different pairs of clownfish on a common aquarium system.

 

However slim the chances are for sperm to travel from their spawn tank, through the filter system, pumps, pipes and into another tank, it happens often enough at ORA. This time the oddball clownfish were spotted in a clutch of regular maroon clownfish and since this has happened for them before, they knew what had happened but the identity of the Amphiprion is an educated guess.

 

This is the coolest thing about hybrids, because large polymnus can get quite showy, and so can maroon clownfish, so this hybrid pair will be a surprise when they grow up. Hopefully the deep maroon color of Premnas and the rich brown of the saddleback will blend to produce an original looking clownfish, but these guys still have some time yet until they develop their hybrid appearance to the fullest.