True Percula Clownfish (Amphiprion percula)
Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfish)
Natural Range: West Pacific Ocean
Depth: 3 to 39 ft. Size: 3 in. Jumps: No Space: 10+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Planktonic copepods, planktonic fish eggs, bristle worms
Natural History: The True Percula Clownfish is often found in protected lagoons or reef faces. It is symbiotic with a host anemone, and it generally does not stray far from its host - Heteractis magnifica, H. crispa, or Stichodactyla sp. It is usually found in pairs on anemones, but a large anemone may have other nonbreeding individuals sharing the host.
Husbandry: Captive-raised True Percula Clownfish are hardier than their wild-caught counterparts. They can be kept in pairs with a host anemone and will be aggressive toward other anemonefishes when the anemone is present. This species does not require an anemone to thrive.
Reproduction: This species is bred extensively in captivity. Females deposit an average of 300 or so eggs in a nest where they are fertilized. The young are reared to marketable size in at little as 5 or 6 months.
AKA: Percula Anemonefish, Percula Clownfish, Clown Anemonefish
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