SALTWATER
Ocellaris Clown

Common Name:  flase percula clown, nemo-fish,

Species Name:  Amphiprion ocellaris

Approx. Adult Size: Males 2"- 3" Females 3"- 4"  
Shipping size : usually 1"-1.5"
Compatibility:  Community

Temperature:  25 °C (78--82°F).

Water Chemistry:  8.2  but adaptable

Diet:  Omnivores
 
Ocellaris clowns are the most popular of all saltwater fish. Their striking color and cute  behavior
brought them stardom in the movie "Finding Nemo".

They are an ideal beginners fish for the home aquarium. They do not require a lot of space but do like a
tank decorated with live rock.  

Clowns are omnivores, and should be fed a variety of foods, such as garlic enriched flake food, frozen
formula foods, mysis shrimp, brine shrimp and other prepared frozen foods such as marine cuisine.

Clownfish are hermaphrodites, meaning that they can change sex from male to female. Immature fish
become males first and as they mature they can change to females. Females are always larger than
males. A pair of clownfish always stay together, close to their hosting anemone if one is provided.

These fish have a symbiotic relationship with some types of anemones. They can live in the hosting type
of anemone without being stung, while using  the anemone for protection. They in turn bring food to the
anemone and chase of would be anemone predators.

This is one of the few fish that are available as tank raised.
 
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