Black and White False Ocellaris Clown

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Black and White False Ocellaris Clown

This marine aquarium fish is known as Black and White False Ocellaris Clown, False Clown Anemonefish and the correct latin name is Amphiprion ocellaris. It belongs to the Damsel family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Might be aggressive towards it’s tankmates.

Black and White False Ocellaris Clown can grow up to 8 cm what is approximately 3 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 960cm2 of water surface which is approximately 148 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Black and White False Ocellaris Clown fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

This fish can be bred in marine aquariums, but they are a bit different than Clowns from the sea. They have not as bright colour and their stripes are a bit different too. But they are hardy.

One of A. Ocellaris’s common names is Anemonefish. This has a simple reason - Clowns live in anemones. It is their shelter. Anemones are venomous to other fish not accustomed to the venom. And as it is in nature, the same it is in the tank. They require anemones, but also live rocks and some caves.

The best is to keep this fish in pairs or only one fish from this species. To other fish they should be peaceful.

This Clown is a omnivore, so it will eat food based on meat and veggies too. They will eat wide variety of food, as flakes or frozen food.

A good fish for beginners.

Black and White False Ocellaris Clown, picture number 1

Black and White False Ocellaris Clown, picture number 2

Black and White False Ocellaris Clown, picture number 3

Black and White False Ocellaris Clown, picture number 4

Black and White False Ocellaris Clown, picture number 5

Black and White False Ocellaris Clown, picture number 6

Black and White False Ocellaris Clown, picture number 7

Black and White False Ocellaris Clown, picture number 8

Black and White False Ocellaris Clown, picture number 9

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

False Clown Anemonefish, picture no. 10

False Clown Anemonefish, picture no. 11
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#1 Posted on Fri Nov 7 12:24:51 UTC 2008 by Linda
Excellent and complete list of photographs - thank you. Can you please explain the differences between captive bred and ocean False Ocellaris Clowns? (Besides the diminished colour in the captive breds). Thanks, Linda
This comment was published on Sat Nov 15 2:01:00 UTC 2008
#2 Posted on Sat Nov 15 2:04:22 UTC 2008 by Jan
@Linda: The main difference is that captive bred specimens are accustomed to conditions in aquariums, thus are not as sensitive as specimens in the wild. This also means that captive bred specimens accept ordinary fish food more likely than those from ocean.
This comment was published on Sat Nov 15 2:05:25 UTC 2008
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