What is a Clownfish?

Common clown fish, (Amphiprion ocellaris), also called clown anemone fish, false clown fish, or false percula, species of anemone fish best known for its striking orange and white coloration and its mutualism with certain species of sea anemones. The common clown fish is found on coral reefs in the tropical Pacific and Indian oceans from northwestern Australia, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia to Taiwan and Japan’s Ryukyu Islands.

Can I Have A Clownfish In My Aquarium?

Absolutely. Captivating a child’s attention by bringing home their favorite movie star (or one similar!) can be done in many saltwater tanks. Since the 2003 release of Finding Nemo the Clownfish has surged in popularity. With this surge in popularity has come an influx of information, guides, and best practices for keeping Clownfish healthy.

Skill Level: Advanced

The Clownfish is considered an “advanced” level aquatic creature due to their complex environment and increased amount of routine maintenance. If you are familiar with the nuances of maintaining a reef tank you will likely be able to keep a Clownfish without trouble, however you should not consider this a beginners fish.

Are you looking to add this beautiful creature to your collection but aren’t sure about maintenance, feeding, and upkeep? The FantaSEA team offers several completely hands-dry maintenance plans to fit all varieties of budget and need.