不时地,一条让我们永世难忘的特殊珊瑚礁鱼会出现在我们的鱼类探测雷达上,这条蓝骷髅马鞍神仙鱼就是一个例子,这只轰动水族界的马仙被运往了香港东洋水族馆,并且仅有一只。


 

这只蓝骷髅神仙是我们在水族馆里见过的变异的马鞍仙的一小部分,我们不能在要求它有很多变异的颜色和体型。这条神仙鱼还很小,不过它很早就转变成了成年神仙鱼的体色,但是这个特别的家伙似乎已经形成了他的蓝色腰线和黄色的身体,但他忘记了丢掉它的幼年时体色。


 

最终变身后的鱼颜色是令人难以置信的深蓝色和橙色,身体和面部有波纹状的蓝色条纹。脸颊、胸部和两侧不规则的蓝色条纹看起来像肋骨或骨头,因此被称为蓝骷髅马鞍神仙

 

因为这条蓝骷髅神仙已经有三到四英寸长,所以在很久以前它就应该褪去幼鱼的颜色,但是在这条鱼身上,它比我们见过的任何马鞍仙幼鱼都更宽更壮。我们希望这是这条鱼尚未长出来的特征,而且由于它没有褪色的迹象,这没有理由不认为他会随着他非常特别的体色而变得更大更壮。


 

我们希望这条鱼的颜色和图案能够遗传,因为这将是一种在水族馆爱好中繁育的令人惊叹的马鞍仙。自从巴厘水族馆开始繁殖马鞍仙到现在已经两年多了,所以我们只能祈祷和祈祷,希望将来繁殖的马鞍仙会出现这种突变。

 

就在你以为你已经看完这一切时,一只像蓝骷髅马鞍仙那样变异的虾虎冒了出来,吸引了我们所有人的目光。非常感谢Jimmy Ma在鱼刚到香港东洋水族馆时拍下这只鱼,我们期待着将来能看到这个令人难以置信的生物的成长。


 

原文:

Every now and then a very special reef fish that we’ll never forget pops up on our rare fish radar, and the ‘Blue Skeleton’ Majestic Angelfish is such an example. This sensational specimen of Pomacanthus navarchus made its way to East Marine Aquarium HK and was dutifully by the one and only Jimmy Ma. 

 

The Blue Skeleton is part of a very small pool of aberrant majestic angelfish that we’ve ever seen in the hobby and we couldn’t ask more of its wildly aberrant color and pattern. It’s still small but this species develops adult coloration at a very early age, but this particular guy seems to have developed his blue girdle and yellow body coloration, but he forgot to lose his juvenile coloration! 

 

The resulting fish is a simply unbelievably colord navy blue and orange fish with rippling blue bars across the body and face. The irregular blue stripes on the cheek, chest and sides kind of look like ribs or bones, hence the fun nickname of Blue Skeleton Majestic Angelfish. 

 

Since the Blue Skeleton is already between three and four inches long, it should have shed its juvenile coloration a long time ago, but in this specimen they’re even wider and bolder than any juvenile P. navarchus we’ve ever seen. We sincerely hope that this is a feature that this fish won’t grow out of, and since it shows no signs of fading yet there’s no reason not to think he’ll just grow bigger and bolder with his very special attire. 

 

This is precisely the kind of color and pattern that we secretly hope is an inheritable trait, as this would be an amazing strain of Majestic Angelfish to breed in the aquarium hobby. It’s been more than two years since Bali Aquarich started breeding majestic angelfish so we can only hope and cross our fingers that this mutation appears in some of his fish in the future. 

 

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a truly jaw dropping new aberration like the Blue Skeleton Majestic Angelfish comes out of left field to blow our collective minds. Big thanks to Mr. Jimmy Ma for his work to diligently photograph this fish right upon its arrival at East Marine Aquarium HK and we look forward to updates on this unbelievable specimen in the future.