Scientific Name: Ocellaris var.
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: Small: .75 to 1.25 in.; Medium: 1.5 to 2.5 in.; Large: 2.5 to 4 in.
Reef Safe: Yes
Black Ocellaris Clownfish, Ocellaris var., is a darker variation of the Percula Clown. This black addition applies mainly to the body of the fish. Striping is much the same: the black striping that outlines the white bars on the Percula is typically somewhat thicker than the Ocellaris Clownfish. Percula Clowns have been said to inhabit a slighter higher horizontal plane in the aquarium ("they swim higher") than the middle-hugging Ocellaris, but this will likely vary by specimen. Clownfish, also known as Anemonefish, are omnivores that will eat a wide variety of prepared and frozen foods. Clownfish have gained a high level of popularity in the saltwater hobby because of their hardiness and abundance of personality. They will form shoals in the home aquarium with the two dominant fish becoming a pair. The largest Clown is typically the terminal female, the next largest the male, and the others remain juveniles.
For an easy, stable transition to the home aquarium, Petsolutions highly recommends the tank-raised ocellaris clownfish.
Host Anemone suggestions for Ocellaris Clownfish: Carpet Anemone, Ritteri Anemone, Sebae Anemone