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Juvenile Anemonefish from Ambon


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#1 jcclink

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:02 PM

Confusing color pattern on the little guy. A name would make him happy ;) Thanks.1011224349.jpg
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:50 PM

Juvenile Saddleback anemonefish, Amphiprion polymnus, perhaps?



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#3 jcclink

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:58 PM

Thanks Marli. That was my guess from the white on rear dorsal, but tail coloration is confusing. He/she was pretty small.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:32 PM

possibly a genetic mutation on the tail. Common in clownfish. Oddities are very popular with aquarists.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 01:43 PM

I think the tail color is probably a normal variation. There are not many pictures of juveniles of these guys out there, and every one is slightly different...

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#6 Nick Hope

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 08:53 PM

Here's some footage I shot of one in Lembeh. Very similar but the dark part of the tail of yours is not as dark.