The Platinum Clownfish is a result of selective breeding Picasso Clownfish. It took years for ORA to create this fish. Because this designer fish was created by ORA, it does not have an ocean counterpart, and it is, of course, captive-bred. This fish has an almost fully white body with some orange on the face and lower fins. The fins are either fully black or outlined in black. As the fish matures, the black will become more apparent. Although its coloration is different from normal percula clownfish by leaps and bounds, it is just as easy to care for as any other percula. The Platinum Clownfish is extremely hardy and accepts most aquarium foods. It is completely reef safe. It can be kept in pairs or singly, and it can be hosted by anemones. The one thing to look out for is aggression, though it should not be much of a problem at all. This fish is more bold and aggressive than an ocellaris clownfish but should still get along with your other fish well. To negate any potential issue with aggression, add this fish last or at least after all of your shy fish.
- 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
- Temperament: Semi-aggressive
- Reef Safe: Yes
- Color: White body with orange face. Some fins contain orange, but all of them are either outlined in black or are fully black.
Clownfish are already exceptionally hardy and tolerant, but captive-bred specimens are even more so. The most beneficial advantage of buying captive-bred fish is that they are far less likely to carry diseases when first introduced than wild-caught fish. Captive-bred fish are also beneficial to the ocean and environment. Purchasing captive-bred fish discourages the wild-caught trade and its harmful practices. It’s a win-win for us hobbyists and the ocean.