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Old 01-11-2012, 04:33 AM   #1
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Black Ice or Picasso Clowns?

Just curious to see what people like more...Black Ice, or the Picassos. I'm planning on buying a pair this week. I'd just like to know if folks like one more than the other. I'm planning to breed them for fun down the road. Do you prefer one specie over the other. Colors over the other etc etc. Please don't mention that they're overpriced or anything financially related.....
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:17 AM   #2
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I would kill for a pair of black ice clowns. LOL I still cant rationalize the expense for two little fish so I won't, most likely, be getting them. I just had a clown go carpet surfing so I think I;'m also a bit worried with seeing $100 jumping the tank.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
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+1 Picasso
You can get different grades too, I had a beautiful pair until one made the jump. Black Ice's colors seem not as bright and a little dirtier than Picassos to me.


Here's a pic of my lonely Picasso...
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:18 AM   #4
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I love my Picasso but I've not seen a black ice in real life. Here's my clownfish pair btw
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:21 AM   #5
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I love my Picasso but I've not seen a black ice in real life. Here's my clownfish pair btw
Sorry, it's actually a snowflake. My bad. Completely slipped my head lol
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:32 AM   #6
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I just got a pair of snowcassos, which is type C Picasso bred with platinum clowns. Go to donisreef.com , they are very pricy but well with it, just put a lid or cover so ur fish can't jump.
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Doni does have great fish and she does take a lot of care in breedng and shipping them. To tell you the truth she is very picky about her fish I have seen some of her snowcassos in person and they are fantastic. She also has platinums now ready to go. Hope she is at the next reefsmart with them so I can drool again
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:10 PM   #8
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I too would kill for a black ice! I just recently picked up an onyx purcula. I like the amount of black with a little orange showing. Maybe someday the price on the black ice will go down
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:43 PM   #9
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Yeah, I've been following Doni for years. I love her work. I'm more interested in the breeding prospects.

Breeding two picassos can get you a snowcasso, platium, picasso, and then regular perculas.

However, breeding 2 black ice clowns...I'm not so sure what you'd get. Since they're originally a snowflake and black clown mix, it seems almost impossible you'd ever get a platinum ocellaris. It seems much more likely you'd get more black ices' from the mating. I'm not sure what the other possibilities would be of a black ice x black ice breeding.
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Sounds like you should buy a pair and find out Rick
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