The Deluxe Clarkii Clownfish is the offspring of Clarkii Clownfish descendant of the Solomon Islands. Of course, this fish is captive-bred and not from the ocean. As a juvenile, this fish as a bright yellow body. As the fish matures, the yellow darkens until it is almost black. The fins will remain the same striking yellow. The stripes on the Deluxe Clarkii are irregular and unique from fish to fish. Some have full bars, while others have disconnected ones or missing bars. Some specimens even have a dot instead of a bar. Misbar Clarkii clownfish were extremely rare before this fish, so it is a treat to have this fish available to the saltwater aquarium hobby. Despite being a designer fish, it is just as easy to care for as other Clarkii Clownfish. This fish is hardy and accepts a wide range of aquarium foods. It can be kept in pairs and can be hosted by an anemone. Because this fish is territorial when fully grown, you should avoid keeping more than two in one aquarium. It is on the aggressive side of clownfish, so add it last or after you add your peaceful fish. This will decrease issues with territory.
Purchase Size: 1.25 – 1.5″
Feeding: Omnivore. Clarkii Clowns will eat almost any marine aquarium food, but if and when you can, you should try to feed higher quality foods such as live foods to ensure healthier, more vibrant fish.
Water Parameters: ~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Reef Safe: Yes
Color: Bright yellow bodies as juveniles that turn black once they mature. Fins remain yellow. Stripes are irregular, disconnected, or missing.
There are several benefits to captive-bred fish for you and the ocean. First, captive-bred fish such as this Deluxe Clarkii Clownfish are hardier and more resilient to disease than wild-caught fish. They are also far less likely to carry disease from ORA than the ocean. Second, captive-bred fish are better adapted for aquarium life and are better able to handle the stress of shipping. Third, the purchase of captive-bred fish helps the ocean by hindering the wild-caught trade and supporting the captive-bred industry. This makes our beautiful hobby more sustainable.