Over the years of breeding so many clownfish, we’ve discovered that occasionally a truly unique mutation spontaneously shows up in our grow-out tanks. This is the case with the Naked Ocellaris. It turns out these little oddballs beget more little oddballs and so we have a steady supply. The Naked was the first widely available Designer Clownfish. It’s lack of a head bar exaggerates its unique facial features and has lead many aquarists to mistake it for a Clown Goby in photographs.
A select few individuals have one or two “cheek dots” where the head bar would normally be. These markings are especially charming.