ORA® Captive-Bred Premium Goldflake Maroon Clownfish Info
The Premium Goldflake Maroon Clownfish is an interesting variant from the Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish. The typical individuals have stripe extensions or spots which cover up a large portion of their body. As with the majority of Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish, they begin with white colored stripes. They become gold as they mature with the first signs showing between 12 and 18 months old.
The designer clownfish don’t require an Anemone to live however, they will take different Anemones as hosts and even corals. Their preferred Anemones to stay with include those of the carpet Anemones Stichodactyla Gigantea as well as the magnificent Anemone Heteractis Magnifica.
Clownfish possess a distinct swimming pattern that differs from other fish. This could be passed on by their genetic makeup resulting from years of wiggling in the tentacles that belong to Anemones. When the Clownfish moves within its tentacles that sting, the Anemone’s mucus will likely be splattered across the body of the Clownfish that helps to shield it from further stabbing.
In the wild, they live in small groups, with one dominant female of a large size and a smaller, actively sexually active male as well as a couple of males and the young. When the female is gone, the largest male will change sex and become the dominant female, with the remaining Clowns climbing the ladder in front of it.