This Onyx True Percula has the same care requirements as other percula clownfish from ORA. It is hardy and has simple care requirements. The main difference between this percula and regular percula clowns is the black coloration between the stripes. The black will be less apparent when the fish is younger, and more orange will show through. As it matures, black will develop more, becoming the dominant color. While percula clowns are similar to ocellaris clownfish, they are their own species. The difference between the two is primarily physical. For example, ocellaris clownfish have darker eyes, while percula clownfish have orange eyes. Percula clowns also have ten dorsal spines instead of eleven. Some say that percula clownfish are more aggressive, but ocellaris clownfish can have aggressive tendencies too. Both are reasonably peaceful with other tank mates, but they may be aggressive toward each other unless kept in pairs. Clownfish are most known for being aggressive towards hobbyists’ hands. The percula clownfish will choose many anemone species as hosts, though an anemone is not required. Overall, percula clownfish are one of the easiest fish to keep. You can enjoy the beautiful Onyx True Percula without any hassle.
Feeding: Omnivore. Will eat nearly any marine fish food. Feed higher quality food or live food for a healthier, more vibrant fish.
Water Parameters: ~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Reef Safe: Yes
Color: The orange body will turn black as the fish matures.
Benefits of captive-bred fish
Because this fish is captive-bred, it is hardier and better able to handle the stress of shipping than fish collected from the ocean. Captive-bred fish are also far less likely to carry diseases, though you should still quarantine them to be safe. On top of all that, captive-bred fish are more sustainable and environmentally friendly.