Orange Storm Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris)
Max Size: 3 inches
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
The Captive-Bred Orange Storm Clownfish has a unique color and pattern that is highly attractive. It is a result of selective breeding that produced a mutation in its lineage. The fish displays an intense white body pattern with a beautiful combination of orange and white on its face and black eyes. The fish's skin is decorated with a patchy orange coloration, beautifully contrasting with its white hue.
To provide a healthy living environment for the Orange Storm Clownfish, it should be kept in a minimum of 20-gallon aquariums with plenty of live rock. The fish can form a symbiotic relationship with several species of anemones, including Carpet (Stichodactyla sp.), Sebae (Heteractis crispa), Bulb (Entacmaea quadricolor), or Ritteri (Heteractis magnifica) Anemones. Though not required, adding an anemone to the aquarium can be beneficial, and you should ensure that your aquarium and lighting system can support the anemone's needs before incorporating one.
One of the significant advantages of keeping Captive-Bred Clownfish is their hardiness and ability to adapt to various home aquarium conditions, making them suitable for both novice and experienced aquarists. The Orange Storm Clownfish can coexist with other captive-bred clownfish if introduced at the same time.
Breeding Orange Storm Clownfish in the home aquarium is relatively easy, making it an excellent choice for saltwater breeders. The female is usually larger than the male, and they tend to stay close to each other in the aquarium. The fish is an egg layer, and the eggs will typically be deposited on a flat surface or near the host anemone's base, and they will defend the eggs from other tank mates. The eggs will hatch in 6-11 days, depending on the temperature, and the fry should be reared in a separate aquarium and fed with rotifers and eventually baby brine shrimp.
The Orange Storm Clownfish is an omnivore and requires a balanced diet consisting of meaty and green foods. The fish readily accepts high-quality marine flake food, freeze-dried, and frozen foods rich in spirulina algae.