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ORA® Captive-Bred Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish

Greek Name: Amphiprion ocellaris

$39.99

The ORA® Captive-Bred Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish is often referred to as Black Perc, Black Percula Clown Anemonefish or False and Black Percula Clown, is usually encountered in conjunction with anemones along these reefs within the Coral Sea. It can be seen in groups or, more frequently in small groups in the same anemone, like Heteractis magnifica, or Stichodactyla Mertensii. The tank-bred clownfish can reach a maximum size of 3 inches in an aquarium and are kept as a single fish or in groups.

 

This Black as well as White Ocellaris Clownfish is very distinct due to its jet black body with three white stripes on either side. The juveniles of these fish begin their life in an umber or orange coloration but as they age, they’ll start to darken until they reach adult colors. They are extremely hardy and ideal for both the beginner and experienced aquarist.

 

The ORA® Captive-Bred Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish is an excellent option for an aquarium that is reef-friendly. If they are introduced into the aquarium in the same way there are many different varieties of tank-raised clowns that are able to be kept together inside the fish tank.

 

Captive-Bred clownfish are simple to breed in your home aquarium. Females are the most massive of the pair and the two fish generally stay close to each to each other in the aquarium. They are egg-laying fish and lay eggs on a flat surface and will protect them from tankmates. The eggs are usually born between 6 and 11 days, based on the temp. The fry need to be raised in separate tanks eating baby brine shrimp and rotifers.

 

Captive-Bred clownfish are omnivores and need both meaty and non-meaty food and certain greens to supplement their diet. High-quality flake of marine food that is rich in spirulina along with freeze dried and frozen food items are widely accepted.

 

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4″ to 1-3/4″

 

 

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Category:

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Black, White

Diet

Omnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

3"

Origin

Captive-Bred, ORA®

Family

Pomacentridae

Minimum Tank

20 gallons

Description

ORA® Captive-Bred Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish Info

It is important to note that the Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish that we offer are aqua-cultured which makes them an extremely durable aquarium fish that is perfect for novices. Misbarred Black and White Ocellaris Clownfish have a distinct variant whose middle stripe is only a portion.

Like most clownfish, Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish should be kept in a single tank until a pair is brought together. It could strike other clownfishes or attack tankmates who move around its anemone host or territory. It is generally an ideal fish for the reef aquarium as it spends most of the time peacefully within its anemone. If you are planning to keep additional clownfish, it is recommended to keep them in an aquarium larger than 100 gallons and give each clownfish or pair its individual anemone. This will ensure that each fish has an ideal home, and the chances of quarreling are reduced. The addition of all clownfish in the same area will help lessen territorial disputes.

The Black and White Ocellaris Clownfish doesn’t require the host anemone in order to survive It is a treat for any enthusiast to see the symbiotic relationship that exists between the clownfish and the host anemone. The anemone is a secure sanctuary for the clownfish as its tentacles inflict painful stings to everyone except other clownfish. The clownfish in turn will chase fish away that is likely to grab the anemone, and then brings it leftovers from its food. The Ocellaris Clownfish prefers Long Tentacle Anemone, Rose Bubble Tip Anemone as well as Bubble Tip Anemone.

 

ORA® Captive-Bred Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish Diet

The Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish eats mysis shrimps and frozen herbivore recipes 4 times a week. The diet of these fish is mostly meaty food items, but they can eat algae-based food items too. Soaking all food items for fish with vitamins can help keep your fish healthy and reduce their susceptibility to illness. We suggest soaking its food in garlic, as well when you add new fish, and when you notice any other illness or ich appearing in your aquarium. Garlic can help to repel external parasites and increase the fish’s immunity.

 

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small