Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish)

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Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish)

Post  thierry on Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:35 pm

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QUICK STATS
  • Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Reef Compatible: Yes
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
  • Max. Size: 3½"
  • Color Form: Orange, White
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Origin: South Asia
  • Family: Pomacentridae
  • Insert Date: 15 August 2009


The Ocellaris Clownfish, also known as the False Percula Clownfish, False Clown Anemonefish, and Anemone Demoiselle, is found associating with anemones throughout the Indo-Pacific. It can attain a length of 3.2" (8 cm) in the wild, but aquarium specimens rarely exceed 2" (5 cm) unless they are imported large. This fish is sometimes sold as the Percula Clown, even though it is not. The color pattern is very similar, but it is not as bright orange. The black outlines on the white stripes are also thinner on the Ocellaris Clown when compared to the Percula. The advantage of the Ocellaris is that it is much hardier.
It is a long-lived clownfish that is excellent for the beginner hobbyist. It does best in the presence of anemones such as Heteractis magnifica and Stichodactyla gigantea. Like the related damselfish, it is well-suited for all but the most predatory tanks.

Although there are no external characteristics to differentiate male and female, all clownfish are sexually immature when hatched. Meaning that the fry do not have a pre-determined sex, and develop into males and females depending on the hierarchy of the school. A pair will lay eggs along the base of the host anemone, using it to protect the eggs. The eggs normally appear orange in color. Without proper preparation, rearing in the average aquarium is nearly impossible.

This clownfish is an aggressive eater. It will take most meaty foods and frozen herbivore preparations.

Other links:
http://www.aqua-fish.net/saltwater/?black-and-white-false-ocellaris-clown
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/clownfish/ocellaris.php
http://www.reeflex.net/tiere/4_Amphiprion_ocellaris.htm
http://www.reefcorner.com/SpecimenSheets/false_perc_clown.htm
http://hubpages.com/hub/Amphiprion-Ocellaris
http://www.fishlore.com/Profiles-ClownFish.htm


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Clownfishes getting used to new coral, 2 shrimps and foxface


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Post  thierry on Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:05 pm




Also made little movie of both clownfishes.
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Post  thierry on Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:40 pm

The clownsfish are still enjoying themselves together. Still very aggressive during cleaning, but normally they always show and like to be in front, first to the food.
Here are some pictures and a movie from after cleaning.



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Post  thierry on Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:20 pm

The Clownfish are still very aggressive when cleaning, especially the male. The female showed some aggression against the Blue Tang last night. Still need to find a way to make sure the aquarium can be cleaned without having to worry about an attacking Clownfish

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Hermit Crab Added

Post  thierry on Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:01 pm

Tuesday we got a Hermit Crab, and of course when we put it in the clownfish where the first to investigate.


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Cleaning February 14

Post  thierry on Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:25 pm

This time they couldnt bother us much during cleaning. Two people cleaning has its advantages.


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Re: Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish)

Post  thierry on Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:43 am

Still doing very well
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The road to rebuilding Pt 1

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:26 pm

The clownfish are doing well together, they still eat from my hand. Also with cleaning I finally found a way to make sure the male didn’t attack me, I used gloves. The idea was that I wouldn’t feel much of him biting me, but currently he is still scared of it…so that also works :p


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The road to rebuilding Pt2

Post  thierry on Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:11 pm

And I hope the clownfish will have a cave for their own again. And the plan is to buy a new anemone, so hopefully they live in symbioses with that one. Still have the hope that we have baby clownfish some day, but I think that is a bit wishful thinking :p

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Found some information on Hubpages

Post  thierry on Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:49 pm

Found a nice article on Hubpages
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Found some information on Fishlore

Post  thierry on Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:08 pm

Found an article on Fishlore
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Rebuilding Day 1

Post  thierry on Fri May 14, 2010 11:02 am

The Clownfish didnt make it very hard to catch them, especially the female made it easy. The male was hard because I couldn't move any rocks anymore, he was attacking me when I tried.
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Rebuilding Day 4, the aftermath

Post  thierry on Mon May 17, 2010 3:33 pm

They didn't really gave us a hard time catching them from the small aquarium. And they settled pretty quick in the new environment. They seem pleased Smile
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The days after, Part 1

Post  thierry on Tue May 18, 2010 10:37 am

The Clownfish are back to their normal routine. They also found a new cave to sleep in, which is in the same corner as their previous one.


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Post  thierry on Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:08 pm

The clownfish are getting more aggressive each time. Anything that comes near their Anemone gets attacked, even the fish sometimes. But at least they seem to be happy with their anemone, and the anemone doesn’t seem to be as hungry as the previous one.


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