Information About the ORA® Captive-Bred Blood Orange Clownfish
The Blood Orange Clownfish is the result of crossing female Maroon Clown (Premnas biaculeatus) with male Ocellaris Clown (Amphiprion ocellaris). The Blood Orange Clownfish inherits desirable characteristics from both parent species, such as the large finnage of the Maroon and thick barring, which is outlined in black, which is typical of Ocellaris. This Blood Orange Misbar Clownfish will be unable to bar and every individual fish will be different.
The clownfish don’t require an Anemone to live, however, they can accept a variety of Anemones as hosts such as corals. Their preferred Anemones are those of the carpet Anemones Stichodactyla Gigantea as well as the magnificent Anemone Heteractis Magnifica.
Clownfish have a distinctive swimming style that differs from other fish. It’s likely that this is passed on by their genetic makeup resulting from years of wiggling in their Anemones tentacles. While the Clownfish moves within its tentacles of Anemones, the stinging mucus may be spread over the body of the Clownfish and helps to shield it from further injuries.
In the wild, they reside in small groups that include one dominant female that is large and a smaller, active male as well as a small group of juveniles and males who are smaller. If the female is gone, the largest male will change sex and become the dominant female, with the remaining Clowns climbing the ladder to follow behind the dominant female.