The Gold Dot Maroon Clownfish is a variant of the Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish. These fish are the largest Clownfish species, making them even more desirable. When they are juveniles, the stripes and dots will be white. As they grow older, the color will deepen to a more golden white. Seeing a fish change color as it matures is always an interesting thing to experience. Along with being the largest species of clownfish, Maroon Clownfish, including Gold Dot Maroon Clownfish, is the most aggressive species of clownfish. They can become very territorial towards other fish. To combat this, be sure to add your Gold Dot Maroon last or close to last. These fish look great in anemones and can be pared.
Some things to note: these fish are highly sensitive to copper, so do not dose any copper when quarantining. Also, do not use a net to move it because its cheek spines will get entangled.
Gold Dot Maroon Clownfish Care Requirements
- Purchase size: 1.25″ – 1.5″
- Feeding: Omnivore. Maroon 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
- Temperament: Semi-aggressive
- Reef Safe: Yes
- Color: Deep red, maroon. White stripes and dots become more and more gold with age.
Because these fish are captive bred, they have increased disease resilience and hardiness. They are also more accustomed to aquarium life and handle shipping better than their wild-caught counterparts. Not only do captive-bred fish benefit you, but they also benefit the ocean by discouraging the wild-caught trade while supporting the captive-bred industry, making our beloved hobby more sustainable.