The Gladiator Clownfish was first discovered by Bill Addison, a legendary fish breeder. The specimens bred by ORA follow Addison’s genetic blueprints. This fish has an orange body with irregular, curving stripes that sometimes connect. ORA produces two grades of Gladiator Clownfish. One is premium and one is regular. The Premium Gladiator has more white and more peculiar patterns. The normal Gladiator Clownfish, though not as minimizing as its premium counterpart, is still a beautiful fish. There is a reason it is also known as the DaVinci or Fancy Clownfish. Despite its stunning patterns, it is just as easy to care for as other ocellaris clownfish. The Gladiator Clownfish is extremely hardy and accepts a wide range of aquarium foods. It can be kept in a pair, and it can be hosted by an anemone. It is peaceful with other fish and does not bother corals. The Gladiator Clownfish is the perfect fish for a reef aquarium. It will stand out as it gracefully swims among corals or live rock.
- Feeding: Omnivore. Will eat nearly any marine fish food. Still, feeding higher quality food will ensure a healthier, more vibrant fish!
- Water Parameters: ~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Reef Safe: Yes
- Color: Orange body with irregular white stripes that sometimes connect together.
Because this fish is captive-bred by ORA, it is hardier and more resilient to disease than wild-caught clownfish. Captive-bred fish are far less likely to carry disease from ORA than the ocean. It is also better adapted for aquarium life and better able to handle the stress of shipping. Purchasing captive-bred fish helps the ocean environment by discouraging the harmful wild-caught trade while instead supporting the captive-bred industry. This makes our beautiful hobby more sustainable and environmentally friendly.