Introducing the new Split-Face Hybrid Clownfish

20 Dec, 2015

A new interspecific primary hybrid of the Barberi Clownfish from Fiji, and the Indian Ocean Fire Clown, has been produced by Canadian breeders 2 Clowns. It is named the "Split Face" Clownfish for the broken headstripe present in all the offspring. Image by Paul Tremblay | 2 Clowns

A new interspecific primary hybrid of the Barberi Clownfish from Fiji, and the Indian Ocean Fire Clown, has been produced by Canadian breeders 2 Clowns. It is named the “Split Face” Clownfish for the broken headstripe present in all the offspring. Image by Paul Tremblay | 2 Clowns

via 2 Clowns

Gatineau, Quebec, Canada (12-20-2016)  – It has been a while since our Barberi Clownfish female and Fire Clown male have spawned for us, and after almost 11 month it’s time to put a name on these new hybrids.

From a female wild Fijian Amphiprion barberi (Walt Smith) X a male tank-raised Amphiprion ephippium (ProAquatix), we’d like to introduce the Split-Face Clownfish. The following pictures shows fish born on February 20th, March 6-7th, March 20th and April 16th, 2015.

We’re not selling any right now but it is something we might consider in the future. There are only 3 of these hybrids out in friends tanks and that’s it. Both aquarists know exactly what these new hybrids are; they were not acquired under any other name.

The Split-Face Clownfish all started out with a full band and gradually, the band has split on top of the head and remains only on both sides of the face, creating a very nice, bright and somewhat different clownfish that we are personally very proud of.

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