About the ORA Naked Cinnamon Clownfish Captive-Bred
Care Level: Easy
Reef Safe: Yes
Max Size: 4 inches
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
The Naked Cinnamon Clownfish is a stripeless variant of the Cinnamon Clownfish. Naked Cinnamon juveniles have a thin head bar that will disappear as they mature. They will also develop completely black flanks, and pelvic fins, while retaining red coloration on their head, abdomen, and unpaired fins.
If introduced at the same time this fish can be kept in a pair. As an aggressive eater, the Naked Cinnamon 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 Naked Cinnamon 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.
In 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.