With today’s successful breeding strategies, rarely are Black Ocellaris taken from the wild. Our blacks have been selectively bred for excellent color. We strive to deliver nearly all black fish with white barring. There is always some variation among individuals, but no more than slight orange on the face (which will darken with time).
Also Known As: Darwin Ocellaris, Darwins, Black Percula
Indigenous To: Darwin region of Australia
Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion ocellaris is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. Remaining smaller individuals are usually tolerated but will not be reproductively active.
Usually ignores reef invertebrates and corals. Clownfishes sometimes adopt various corals and algae as substitutes for host anemones.
Proaquatix specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid will be readily accepted.