Ice Storm Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris var.)
To provide a healthy living environment for the Ice 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 Ice Storm Clownfish can coexist with other captive-bred clownfish if introduced at the same time.
Breeding Ice 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 Ice 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.