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 Pterophyllum Scalare
In angelfish of the species Pterophyllum scalare, eight different loci have been identified to have non-wild alleles that alter the appearance of the fish, or phenotype.  Many different phenotypes can be formed from combinations of alleles for these mutations.  This library contains photographs and information about a large array of these phenotypes, starting with the wild and wild type phenotype, then with phenotypes that occur as a result of mutations at each individual locus, and finally with phenotypes that occur from interactions between alleles at two or more locus.  

Table of Contents

Wild type (+/+)

Single Locus Phenotypes
(phenotypes that occur from the presence of or interaction
between alleles at each individual locus)

Dark Locus (D, M, Gm, g)
Zebra Locus (S, Z)
Smokey Locus (Sm)
Streaked Locus (St)
Veiled Locus (V)
Pearlscale Locus (p)
Half-Black Locus (h)
Albino Locus (a)

Multiple Locus Phenotypes
(phenotypes that occur from the interaction between
alleles at two or more loci)

Albino Pearlscale (a, p)
Black Ghost (D, S)
Black Blushing (D,S)
Black Clown (D, S/Z)
*Black Lace Halfblack (D, h)
*Black Lace Pearlscale (D, p)
Black Pearlscale (D, p)
Blue Koi (Gm, S)
*Chocolate Black (D, Sm)
Chocolate Black Blushing (D, Sm, S)
Chocolate Black Ghost (D, Sm, S)
Chocolate Blushing (Sm, S)
Chocolate Ghost (Sm, S)
*Chocolate Lace (D, Sm)
Chocolate Turquoise Blushing (D, Sm, S)
Gold Pearlscale (g, p)
Gold Marble Pearlscale (Gm, p)
Halfblack Blushing (h, S)
Halfblack Ghost (h, S)
*Halfblack Pearlscale (h, p)
Koi (Gm, S)
Leopard (Sm, Z)
Leopard Black (D, Z, Sm)
Leopard Black Ghost (D, Z, S, Sm)
Leopard Lace (D, Z, Sm)
Marble Blushing (M, S)
Marble Ghost (M, S)
Marble Pearlscale (M, p)
Silver Ghost Gold Marble (Gm, S)
*Silver Ghost Pearlscale (S, p)
*Silver Marble Ghost (M, S)
Smokey Black (Sm, D)
Smokey Black Blushing (D, Sm, S)
Smokey Black Ghost (Sm, D, S)

Smokey Blue Koi (Gm, Sm, S)
Smokey Blushing (Sm, S)
Smokey Ghost (Sm, S)
Smokey Gold Marble (Gm, Sm)
Smokey Lace (Sm, D)
Smokey Leopard (Sm, Z)
Smokey Leopard Black (D, Sm, Z)
Smokey Leopard Lace (D, Sm, Z)
Smokey Pearlscale (Sm, p)
Smokey Marble (M, Sm)
Smokey Turquoise Blushing (D, Sm, S)
Streaked Black (St, D)
Streaked Black Lace (St, D)
Sunset (g, S)
Turquoise Blushing (D, S)
Zebra Halfblack (Z, h)
Zebra Lace (Z, D)
*Phenotype Descriptions Does Not Currently Contain Photos

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News and Updates

Date News
August 12, 2007 Official TAS Standards Committee Approval of 14 multi locus phenotype pages
May 14, 2007 Official TAS Standards Committee Approval of 15 multi locus phenotype pages and the addition of a "Request" Feature
March 11, 2007 Official TAS Standards Committee approval of 22 multi-locus phenotype pages
Feb. 11, 2007 Official TAS Standards Committee approval of primary phenotype pages
Jan. 21, 2007 Library is Live!!
Jan. 14, 2007 Added more photos, Edited as needed

Photos Needed!
The Standards Committee is still looking for a number of photos to help us complete our library. Here is a list of photos we need, if you have something that you would be willing to let us use we would appreciate it.

Hybrid black

Chocolate black
Chocolate dark marble
Chocolate gold marble
Chocolate hybrid black
Chocolate lace
Chocolate marble
Hybrid black clown
Leopard Ghost
Marble pearl scale
Silver gold marble
Silver marble
Smokey dark marble
Smokey gold marble
Smokey hybrid black
Smokey leopard ghost
Smokey marble

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