Sometimes confused with ocellaris clownfish also known as False Perculas, Percula clownfish have a few distinct differences. From all stages of life, Perculas are a much brighter and lighter orange color. As they grow older, thick black lines develop around the stripes. Black will also spread between the stripes, typically the first two. Having a fish that changes and grows in color is something that is always fun to have and experience. Perculas are easy to care for, especially these ones because they are captive-bred. While ocellaris clownfish are more docile, True Perculas can be slightly more aggressive. They are a great choice if you want to see a clownfish live in an anemone. They can also be kept in pairs. Percula clowns are great for both reef aquariums and fish-only aquariums.
Percula Clownfish Care Requirements
- Purchase size: 1.25″ – 1.5″
- Feeding: Omnivore. Percula clownfish will eat nearly any marine fish 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: Bright orange bodies with three white stripes. Black coloration around and between stripes will grow with age.
Because they are captive-bred, these Percula clownfish by ORA are much more hardy than their wild-caught counterparts. They are also more accustomed to life in an aquarium and are more disease resilient as well. These benefits are great for you, but there are also benefits for the ocean. By buying captive-bred fish, you are discouraging the harmful wild-caught trade while supporting the captive-bred industry, making our amazing hobby more sustainable.