Ocellaris Clownfish were one of the first marine aquarium fish to be successfully bred in captivity. Early success with their captive propagation helped lead the way in the development of the commercial marine ornamental aquaculture industry. In nature, A. ocellaris occurs in a wide range of the Indo-Pacific region including: Australia, the East Indies, Melanesia, the Philippines, and the Ryukyu Islands.
Ocellaris are one of the least aggressive members of the clownfish family, and usually tolerate other members of the same species in their tank. Friendly Ocellaris are easy to maintain in aquariums, they adapt well, and will accept a wide variety of aquarium foods.
Mated pairs of Ocellaris typically spawn every 10-14 days with a nest size of approximately 350 eggs. The eggs hatch in about 7-8 days.
The female is normally the larger fish in the pair. As with some other marine fish, clownfish are protandrous hermaphrodites, meaning they exhibit sex reversal from males to females.
The medium size (1.5″) Ocellaris sold by ORA are about 6-8 months old, the large size (over 2″) are about a year old.
- 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.