Notes: The Black and White Ocellaris Clownfish, or Black Ocellaris Clownfish, we sell are tank bred in Australia, and will breed well in the home aquarium when provided with the proper habitat.
The Black and White Ocellaris Clownfish may be kept singly, in pairs, or in small groups. Generally, it is a great fish for the reef aquarium and spends much of its time nestled peacefully in its anemone. If you plan to keep other clownfish, it is best to do it in a larger aquarium of 100 gallons or more and provide each clownfish, or pair of clownfish, with their own anemone. That way each fish has a comfortable home and quarrels will be reduced. Adding all of the clownfish at the same time will also help to reduce territorial disputes.
The Black Ocellaris Clownfish does not require a host anemone for survival; however it is a real treat for any hobbyist to observe the symbiotic relationship between the clownfish and its host anemone. The anemone provides a safe haven for the clownfish because its tentacles will inflict a painful sting on all but other clownfish. The clownfish, in return, chases off fish that threaten to pick at the anemone and brings it scraps of food. The Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish adapts to almost all common sea anemones, but prefers the Long Tentacle Anemone and Bubbletip Anemone.
Misbarred Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish are a unique variation - their middle stripe is only partial.
Feed a varied diet of frozen carnivore and herbivore preparations including mysid shrimp, brine shrimp, chopped marine flesh, marine algae, and sometimes krill for it to feed the anemone with.