Cheekspot Picasso (Amphiprion percula)
An orange-colored clownfish with three white stripes. Black margins are found on the edges of all fins and the borders of the white stripes. Picassos have exaggerated barring with unique patterns. The Cheekspot Picasso will have a mark on the cheek on one or both sides of the fish, separate from the first stripe.
Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion percula is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. The female may not tolerate other smaller individuals.
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.