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    Blushing Clown Angels

    That's right. Blushing Clowns!

    Like you, my immediate response was "No way". "Not possible". A Clown angel requires both a Zebra and a Stripeless gene, both of which are found on the same allele (Z/S); therefore, it is impossible to have a Blushing Clown as this would require at least one Zebra gene and two Stripeless genes (Z/S/S).

    But after reading some information I've learned that it is possible through genetic polymorphism where there is an extra chromosome or a replicated allele. Still not sure how such fish would affect the gene pool with breeding, but still an interesting subject.

    Ken Kennedy has posted photos and videos clearly showing a Blushing Clown. For example the following photo.....
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    For those who are interested in this natural occurrence, here are a few interesting articles:

    Has anyone ever experienced this genetic effect before?
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