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Black & White Percula Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris)
Black And White Percula Clownfish
Scientific Name: Amphiprion ocellaris
About the Black And White Percula Clownfish
Species Type: Saltwater Fish
Category: Clownfish, Chromis, & Damselfish
Care Level: Easy. Ships well and acclimates well to the home aquarium. Accepts dried foods eagerly and quickly after acclimation. Is resistant to disease. An overall good choice for the new saltwater hobbyist.
Origin: Coral sea
The Black and White Percula Clownfish may be kept singly, in pairs, or in small groups. Generally, it is a great fish for the reef aquarium and spends much of its time nestled peacefully in its anemone. If you plan to keep other clownfish, it is best to do it in a larger aquarium of 100 gallons or more and provide each clownfish, or pair of clownfish, with their own anemone. That way each fish has a comfortable home and quarrels will be reduced. Adding all of the clownfish at the same time will also help to reduce territorial disputes. The Black Percula Clownfish does not require a host anemone for survival.
Specific gravity 1.020- 1.025
Black And White Percula Clownfish Diet
Feed a varied diet of frozen carnivore and herbivore preparations including mysid shrimp, brine shrimp, chopped marine flesh, marine algae.
Minimum Tank Suggestion
Ideal water parameters for Black And White Percula Clownfish
Marine fish are highly sensitive animals with very specific care requirements. Most all saltwater species will require similar water conditions, designed to replicate that of natural seawater. Ammonia and nitrite levels should absolute zero, temperature at 76F to 80F, and salinity at 1.024 to 1.026. Although some fish are tolerant of lower levels of Nitrate, the goal in every aquariums should be to keep Nitrate as close to zero as possible, and certainly under 20ppm. Finally, maintaining a stable pH of 8.0 to 8.4 is desired. Achieving this is made easier by monitoring alkalinity, which should be kept at 8-12 DKH, and calcium, which is targeted at 400 to 460ppm.
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