Real Life Examples
- Lionfish creates brightly-colored vertical banding across the coat of a ketucari.
- In your ketucari’s genotype, lionfish is represented by “nLio” (heterozygous) or “LioLio” (homozygous)
- In its heterozygous form, lionfish has a passrate of 30%. Homozygous lionfish has a passrate of 55%
Color and Shape
Lionfish creates highly vertical banding across the coat of the ketucari-- while some loops similar to marble and branching similar to striping are allowed, they should be accents only and not comprise the majority of the marking. Lionfish can be any color.
Stripes can curve away from vertical, as long as they still remain at least somewhat vertical.
Lionfish stripes can change direction to horizontal in the orange areas below to follow the curve of the body:
Lionfish vs. Striping
Lionfish can appear anywhere on the ketucari, and has no minimum. However, it must be visible on the design.
Interaction with Other Markings
- All markings may be layered under or over Lionfish.
- If a ketucari has both Lionfish and Trailing, the markings can combine to create horizontal striping with a similar shape to Lionfish, and follows Lionfish’s color rules.
- If a ketucari has both Lionfish and Dapples, Dapples can be restricted to the interior of the Lionfish stripes to create pale “scaling”.
- If a ketucari has both Marbling and Lionfish, the markings can combine to create a two-toned Marbling that has a dark outline and a colored interior. Additionally, if a ketucari has both Gecko and Lionfish, the markings can combine to make the interior of Gecko brightly colored.
- Lionfish may have a subtle dark outline.
- Lionfish may have a subtle gradient and fade into the base coat.