*Price is for a Male/Female Pair of Percula Clownfish.
Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: Yes
General Description: The Percula Clownfish, also known as the Orange Clownfish or Clown Anemonefish, are native to the Indo-Pacific ranging from Queensland and Melanesia including the northern Great Barrier Reef, to northern New Guinea, New Britain, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Despite their large natural range, all Percula clownfish offered here at Aquatics Unlimited are sourced from aquaculture. Percula clownfish can be visually similar to the Ocellaris Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris), particularly as juveniles, but their overall color is more vibrant and patterning is darker and bolder. Percula clownfish also have 10 spines in the first dorsal fin whereas Ocellaris clownfish have 11. Percula clownfish will share a mutual relationship with multiple anemone species including the Sebae, Carpet, and Bubble Tip. This mutual relationship provides the anemone with protection, cleaning, and possibly even a source of food. The mutual relationship provides Percula clownfish with protection, as well as a place to nest. Adults may grow up to 4″ in length, but 3 to 3-1/2″ is more common in captivity.
Diet Requirements: Percula clownfish are naturally omnivorous so it is ideal to provide a balanced diet of both meaty items such as mysis shrimp or enriched brine shrimp and algae, such as Spirulina, Chlorella, and marine sheet algae. They will also readily accept high quality marine flake and pellet foods. Feeding small meals several times throughout the day will help reproduce their natural feeding behaviors on the reef.
Care Requirements: Percula Clownfish are a relatively hardy fish that is well suited to conditions found in home aquariums. Therefore, it makes a great choice for novices and seasoned aquarists alike. They should be housed in a minimum 15 gallon aquarium but thrive in larger reef or fish only aquariums with other peaceful fish and adequate cover. Their peaceful nature makes them an excellent choice to keep with almost all other community fish, invertebrates, and corals. Recommended water conditions, 72-78° F, KH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, salinity 1.020-1.025.
Purchase Size: Small: 3/4″ or less; Medium: 1″ to 1-3/4″; Large: 2″ to 2-3/4″
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase size is approximate.