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Clown Color & Pattern Variations *PIC*

Posted By: aljen
Date: Tuesday, 29 May 2001, at 9:03 p.m.

These are photos of my clowns. As I interpret Martin Thoene's article, the fish on the right are from Borneo because they have black pelvic fins. The fish on the left are from Sumatra because they have only orange and red on the pelvic fins. The Sumatrans are definitely lighter and they appear to have a "silver sheen to the body not seen on Kalimantan fish."

My Borneo fish are fatter because they eat more.
My Sumatra fish spend comparatively more time resting on the gravel.

What other characteristics can be based upon the fish's origin? Can anyone post or provide a link to picture of a clown from Kalimantan?

 

Thoene Article