Platinum Ocellaris Clownfish, Captive-Bred
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The Platinum Ocellaris Clownfish is an exaggerated white clownfish with minimal orange coloration on its face and pectoral fins. With the exception of the dorsal fin, the majority of the Platinum Ocellaris Clownfish fins are black. The iris of this fish’s eyes have darker pigment than that of a Platinum Percula Clownfish. The Platinum Ocellaris Clownfish is a flashy addition to any aquarium. This captive-bred clownfish grows to a maximum size of 3 inches in the aquarium and may be kept singly or in groups.
Captive-Bred Ocellaris Clownfish like the Platinum Ocellaris Clownfish have advantages over wild-harvested species. For one, Captive-Bred Ocellaris Clownfish are very hardy and more accustomed to conditions found in home aquariums. Thus, making Platinum Ocellaris Clownfish a great choice for novices and seasoned aquarists alike. The Platinum Ocellaris Clownfish can be kept with a variety of other captive-bred clownfish, if introduced into the aquarium at the same time.
The Platinum Ocellaris Clownfish like many other captive-bred ocellaris clownfish are easy to breed in the home aquarium. The females will be the largest of the pair, and the two fish will usually stay close to each other in the aquarium. The Platinum Ocellaris Clownfish is an egg layer and will typically deposit the eggs on a flat surface and defend the eggs from other tank mates. The eggs will normally hatch in 6-11 days depending on the temperature. The fry must be reared in a separate aquarium on a diet of rotifers and eventually baby brine shrimp.
The captive-bred Platinum Ocellaris Clownfish is an omnivore, requiring both meaty foods as well as some herbivore fare in their diet. A high quality marine flake food, rich in spirulina algae, as well as freeze-dried and frozen foods are readily accepted.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1” to 2”