Maroon questions


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I have a pair of maroon clownfish, both are pretty young (I've had the larger around 6 months and the smaller I've had for about 1 month) and tank raised. The larger of the two is ~3 1/2 in and the smaller is ~2 in long. Neither have the trademark cheekspines. Do they develop as they mature?

Secondly, while both were listed at my LFS as white striped maroons, the center of the white stripes are decidedly yellow, but not brilliantly gold as I've seen on the gold striped variety. Do the gold stripes develop as they age or is the hint of yellow/gold common even in the white striped fish? Or is it even possible that I have a gold/white hybrid of some sort?

Thanks for the input!