About the ORA Fire Clownfish Captive-Bred
Care Level: Easy
Reef Safe: Yes
Max Size: 4 inches
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
The Fire Clownfish is a member of the Tomato Complex. Although juveniles have white lines on their heads, the adults completely lack a head bar. As they mature, these fish will develop a dark saddle on each side of the body.
If introduced at the same time this fish can be kept in a pair. As an aggressive eater, the Fire Clownfish will eat most frozen meaty foods as well as herbivore
diets. If you are able to get a fish of this rarity and quality into
your tank, the Fire Clown’s hardiness will allow it
to be a staple member of your tank.
These clownfish do not need an Anemone to survive, but will
accept many different Anemones as its host, including corals. Their
favorite Anemones to call home are the Carpet Anemones Stichodactyla
Gigantea or the Magnificent Anemone Heteractis Magnifica.
Clownfish have a very distinct swimming
motion that is different from most fish. This is likely passed on
through their genetic makeup from centuries of wiggling within the
tentacles of Anemones. As the Clownfish wiggles within the stinging
tentacles the Anemone’s mucus is likely smeared over the Clownfish’s
body, which then protects it from additional stings.
the wild they live in small groups with one large dominant female, one
smaller sexually active male, and a handful of smaller males and
juveniles. When the female is lost the largest male will then change
sex and become the dominant female with the other Clowns moving up the
ladder behind it.