McCullochi Clownfish have smokey brown and black bodies that are accented by whitetails, white faces, and white head stripes. As juveniles, the fish as three stripes on its body. As they mature into adults, two of the stripes fade away, but the head stripe remains. Juvenile McCullochi Clownfish tend to be browner as well. This is a slow-growing clownfish, so the juvenile colors will remain longer than what is normal for most clownfish. This fish is on the aggressive side of clownfish, so be cautious when determining tank mates. To avoid, or at least lessen issues with aggression, add this fish last or close to last. If you plan on keeping it with other semi-aggressive fish or other clownfish, be sure to add them at the same time. All of this is done to decrease the chances of territorial disputes. These fish can be kept in pairs and can be hosted by an anemone.
- Purchase Size: 1.25 – 1.5″
- Feeding: Omnivore. Provide a mixed diet of meaty and algae foods. If you can, feed live food for healthier and happier fish.
- Water Parameters: ~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4, sg 1.021-1.025
- Temperament: Semi-aggressive
- Reef Safe: Yes
- Color: Deep black and brown body with a white head stripe, face, and tail.
Wild-caught clownfish can be more difficult to care for than captive-bred specimens. Along with that, the wild-caught fish trade harms the ocean. Thankfully, these McCullochi Clownfish are captive-bred by ORA. This is great news for the ocean. By purchasing captive-bred fish you are discouraging the destructive wild-caught trade while also supporting the captive-bred industry, making our wonderful hobby more sustainable! Not only are captive-bred fish beneficial to the ocean, but they are also good for you. Captive-bred McCullochi Clownfish are hardier, more disease resilient, better adapted to aquarium life, and better able to handle the stress of shipping.