This year Captive Bred Ltd shocked the world with a new breed of designer clownfish that was so much more unique than any designer clownfish ever seen before! Not only were these beautiful clownfish uniquely patterned they were also incredibly rare. A lot of deepwater species of fish are very hard to collect and thus are rare in the hobby. In the vast ocean though these fish are not rare.
When it comes to captive breeding of rare fish the moment they are successfully captive bred they instantly become common. The Lightning maroon is a good example of this. When just one individual was bred a huge number of offspring were able to be produced. In just one clutch of eggs from the original Lightning maroon female there are more Lightning maroon offspring than there are in all of the huge PeaceKeeper parent clutches for an entire year! This is because the Lightning pattern is genetically dominant and a large number of the offspring will carry this trait. PeaceKeepers do not breed this way and thus will remain rare for much longer than other ‘rare’ designer clownfish.
Hats off to Captive Bred Ltd for their dedicated long term breeding R & D projects which produce amazing designer clownfish like the PeaceKeeper maroon. To quote Captive Bred Ltd “Long term R & D projects of new species is continuously adding new species/morphs to our stock list. We feel that like the Rolling Stones song claims: Time is on our side.” I personally cannot wait to see what Captive Bed Ltd has in store for us for the future! Keep up the good work guys!!!