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Lenaea 08-14-2009 06:17 PM

Clownfish changing colors?
Hi, I have 2 clownfish as part of my salt aquarium. They are (for lack of a better term because I can't remember the proper name) the nemo type, orange with 3 stripes. Recently I noticed that the last stripe on one of them has changed from it's brilliant white to a brown-grey color. I checked all the levels in my tank and everything's normal. The other clown is fine and we haven't had any sickness outbreaks. Does anyone know what's causing this?

Pasfur 08-14-2009 08:12 PM

It could be the beginning of a color change. Eventually one of your clownfish shoudl take on the dominant female role and become a deep black color.

Kellsindell 08-16-2009 03:05 PM

+1 and it's called a False Percula or Ocellarus clown fish. undefeated

Lenaea 08-18-2009 01:05 AM

Thank you both for your help! I hope that's all it is!

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