Misbar Darwin Ocellaris Clownfish

(Amphiprion ocellaris)

Amphiprion Clownfish should be added to a well established aquarium with plenty of rock work and swimming area. Also known as anemonefish they are hardy, reef safe and easy to care for. They are also one of the most popular marine aquarium inhabitants. Anemonefish create a symbiotic relationship with anemones. Anemonefish are dependent on anemone's for shelter and protection and provide food and cleaning services to the anemone. They can be a bit territorial over their host anemone. Females are larger than the males and are protandrous hermaphrodites, meaning the juveniles mature into males but may reproduce as females later in life. Anemonefish should be fed a diet of meaty and herbivore based foods.

The Misbar Darwin Ocellaris Clownfish is quite unique variation of the Ocellaris Clownfish as it is only found in Darwin in Northern Australia. As juveniles this Ocellaris variant will be orange as they mature the orange will turn to a jet black color. Each unique fish will see a different pattern of missing stripes normally seen on an Ocellaris Clownfish. They may be missing part or all of the caudal, center or even the head stripe. Misbar Darwin Ocellaris Clownfish can grow to almost 3".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 20 gallons or larger for this species.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

  • Care: CareEasyEasy
  • Behavior: BehaviorSocialSocial
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