This is a WYSIWYG listing – This is the exact fish being offered for sale. This is an unbonded pair of Misbarred (short-barred) Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish, Premnas sp. epigrammata.
There are no absolute guarantees that they will form a pair once separated from holding aquarium that contains them, although it is highly probable. Simply put, having a breeder net on hand to segregate the pair, should there be any squabbles, is HIGHLY recommended. The pair does seem to have an affinity for each other in the communal setting.
These juveniles are considered F1 from an inbreeding standpoint; their parents are the unrelated outcross Gold Stripe Maroon pairing we sold earlier this year. My guestimate on the size of these fish is 1.75″ and 2.5″.
Note – While current taxonomy suggests that the Gold Stripe Maroon is simply a color variant of the White-Striped Maroon Clownfish (WSM), Premnas biaculeatus, it has become very clear that the GSM is a biogeographical variant. It’s my supposition that in fact, the GSM is deserving of species level recognition, and therefore I use the epithet sp. epigrammata which is the name formerly applied to this variety before being synonymized with the White Stripe Maroon. I am also adamantly against the hybridization of these two forms, as the natural forms are already indistinguishable for the first 9-12 months of their lives. Once mature, the colors of the “White Gold” hybrid are squarely in between the two parents based on what has been shown to date. These two realities make it virtually impossible to differentiate the hybrids from the pure forms of each species. This is the type of hybridization that has very bad long term consequences (see my writings on the Darwin Black “Ocellaris”) and is something I strongly discourage.