The White Bonnet Clownfish is an extremely rare hybrid from the Solomon Islands. It is reported to be the naturally occurring cross between A. chrysopterus and A. sandaracinos. While captive specimens rarely exhibit the bright, apricot-like color of their wild counterparts, they do retain the variable nature of the head stripe and cheek bars. The iconic “bonnet” like white head stripe can also show up as cheek dots or broken stripes. These stripes frequently turn blue with age, a trait that comes from the A. chrysopterus side of the family. Rarely found in wild homogenous pairs, this fish is more often seen in mixed pairs with either A. chrysopterus or A. sandaracinos. This species attains a maximum length of about 4 inches and is an absolute delight for avid clownfish collectors or regular hobbyists.
Due to the variable nature of the striping and the rarity of these features, we grade our White Bonnet clownfish very specifically:
AA Grade White Bonnet Clownfish will retain all the features of an idealized wild caught specimen. Complete white head bonnet with connected cheek straps. The premium version of this fish. From our broodstock pair, the male would be considered AA Grade.
A Grade White Bonnet Clownfish will have broken or incomplete white head bonnets. Cheek stripes will reach at least the midpoint of the eye on one or both sides. From our broodstock pair, the female would be considered A Grade.
Standard White Bonnet Clownfish will retain some quantity of white head stripe pattern. Cheek stripes, if present, will not rise above the midpoint of the eye.
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