Black Ice Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris)
The Black Ice clownfish is a domestic variety that is obtained by crossing a Black and White ocellaris and a Snowflake ocellaris. Like the standard (i.e. wild) ocellaris clown, its body color ranges from orange to orange-brown. These colors may darken with age. Black Ice clowns resemble the Snowflake ocellaris in that they bear three white body stripes. Striping is exaggerated with irregular shapes and patterns. Each specimen of this “designer” clownfish is unique with its own distinctive markings. Black Ice clownfish readily accept a wide variety of anemone species as hosts; many hobbyists successfully keep them with the bubble tip anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor).
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Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~1.2″ (length)
- Max Size: 4″ (length)
- Water Parameters:~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4, s.g. 1.021-1.023
- Color: Orange with irregular white bars that have thick, black shadowing
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Feeding: Omnivorous
Black Ice Clownfish Species Information
A. ocellaris occurs in the tropical Western Pacific from Northern Australia to Southern Japan. The black ocellaris variant, however, is limited in distribution to Northern Australia. The Black Ice clown is a designer breed that is restricted to captivity.
Benefits of Aquacultured Marine Livestock
Aquacultured clownfish offer a truly huge advantage over wild-caught specimens. For example, when bred and raised in captivity, they adjust much more easily to aquarium life. These so-called designer specimens exhibit truly unique body markings. Better still, aquacultured specimens can better tolerate shipping stress. By purchasing aquacultured fish you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable!
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