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Status – now living in  North Dakota with Brandon Mehlhoff, SOLD AT AUCTION – winning bid $4050
Type – Premnas biaculeatus “MW PNG Lightning” F1
Parents – P. biaculeatus “PNG White Stripe” F0 (male) X P. biaculeatus “PNG Lightning” F0 (female)
ID – LM15
Hatch Date – June 29th, 2012
Images – Shot 8/13/2013

This fish has been sitting in my holdbacks, and as I’ve now started to round out my own pairing plans and have placed four out of five planned “backups” into the field, I came to the conclusion that this fish could be parted with.
This is definitely one of the nicer Lightning Maroon offspring, very minorly flawed.  The left ventral fin is a bit twisted and gimpy, but compare that to some of my other holdbacks who may have only one ventral fin.  The other main flaw is the retreat of fin flesh between the first and second dorsal ray…whether this will ever grow back or not remains to be see.
I should point out that this fish shows different “color” than some of the other maroons siblings; all of my holdbacks have been held for months, very closely lit overhead by twin tube shoplights with daylight bulbs.  The communal group is much more dimly it, and universally they lack the black highlights in the fins that all my holdbacks developed.  Therefore, it can only be an environmental factor at play.
Ordinarily, a fish like this would fall into my culling category, as with all fish being offered, the defects are not presumed genetic at this time, and the main reason for offering these fish is to broaden the size of the F1 population going forward (ensuring genetic stability where possible).
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