The Gold Nugget Maroon Clownfish is a variant of the normal Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish. They are the largest species of clownfish, growing up to six inches. The Golden Nugget Maroon Clownfish will start with an all-white body and red fins and face. As it grows older, the white will turn to a more golden hue. The fins are dark red, but they are also edged with bright, fluorescent orange trim. Some specimens display an icy blue iridescence on the edge of their bodies. Seeing the transition from white to gold is a fun and interesting experience that leaves you with an astonishing-looking fish. Along with being the largest clownfish species, Gold Nugget Maroon Clownfish are the most aggressive and territorial species of clownfish. They are generally easy to care for, but aggression can sometimes cause problems. To avoid or lessen these problems, be sure to add this fish last or at least close to last. If you add all the shy, more peaceful fish first, the Gold Nugget Clownfish won’t be able to establish territory before the peaceful fish which means the Gold Nugget Maroon Clown can’t be as territorial.
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.
Purchase size: 1.25″ – 1.5″
- Feeding: Omnivore. Gold Nugget 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: A white body that becomes golden colored with age. Deep maroon fins with orange trim and maroon face.
Because these awesome fish are captive-bred they are more disease resilient, hardier, more accustomed to aquarium life, and better able to handle the stress of shipping than their wild-caught counterparts. By purchasing captive-bred fish, you are helping make our beloved hobby more sustainable by discouraging the harmful wild-caught trade and supporting the captive-bred industry.