Sea & Reef Aquaculture Introduces Wide Bar Mocha Gladiator Clownfish

24 Oct, 2014

A group of the new Wide Bar Mocha Gladiator from Sea & Reef Aquaculture

A group of the new Wide Bar Mocha Gladiator from Sea & Reef Aquaculture

via Sea & Reef Aquaculture, 10-10-2014

The Wide Bar Mocha Gladiator Clownfish is a new Sea & Reef signature designer clownfish. It is developed from the Wide Bar Gladiator Ocellaris Clownfish, which has much wider white bars than a regular Ocellaris Clownfish. In fact the white bars are about twice as wide compared to that of a regular ocellaris (or Maine Mocha) clownfish.

We created our Wide Bar Mocha Gladiator Clownfish by breeding Wide Bar Gladiator Ocellaris Clownfish with our super black Darwin Ocellaris Clownfish.

Sea & Reef Darwin (Black) Ocellaris Clownfish, one parent required for the new fish.

Sea & Reef Darwin (Black) Ocellaris Clownfish, one parent required for the new fish.

Sea & Reef Wide Bar Gladiator Ocellaris Clownfish, one parent required for the new fish.

Sea & Reef Wide Bar Gladiator Ocellaris Clownfish, one parent required for the new fish.

These two parental forms, when mated together, will produce some Wide Bar Mocha Gladiator Clownfish:

Sea & Reef's latest combination - Wide Bar Gladiator into the Mocha cross!

Sea & Reef’s latest combination – Wide Bar Gladiator into the Mocha cross!

(The mating of a Darwin/Black Ocellaris with a standard wild-type Orange Ocellaris is referred to as a Mocha. Thus, the naming of this new designer form reflects both the Wide-Bar genetics as well as the hybrid parentage; it is assumed that any progeny from this original cross which do not display the wide-bar trait are likely not carrying the genetics, and therefore would simply be Mocha Clownfish – editor’s note, Matt Pedersen)

The production of Wide Bar Mocha Gladiator Clownfish is the first step in producing a Wide Bar Clownfish with darker coloration. We expect to produce an all-black and white version of this Wide Bar designer clownfish in the future.

The original Wide Bar Gladiator Ocellaris Clownfish was first bred by legendary fish breeder Bill Addison, owner of C-Quest hatchery, who created and named this designer clownfish. The production of Wide Bar Gladiator Ocellaris by C-Quest stopped in 2010 when the hatchery closed. Sea & Reef acquired some of the original Wide Bar Gladiator Ocellaris Clownfish stock and in February of 2014 we brought this beautiful designer clownfish back. We are proud to continue the development of this designer clownfish by giving you the Wide Bar Mocha Gladiator Clownfish.

For more information, visit the Wide Bar Mocha Gladiator Clownfish page on the Sea & Reef Aquaculture website.

Image Credits – All images courtesy Sea & Reef Aquaculture

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