Black DaVinci Ocellaris Clownfish

$ 99.99


Description: This designer clownfish was created by breeding a DaVinci Ocellaris Clownfish with our jet-Black Ocellaris Clownfish. The Mocha DaVinci Clownfish inherited the classic swirly white pattern of the DaVinci Clownfish, but the red coloration had been replaced by a more golden and black coloration similar to that of Black Ice Clownfish. The Mocha DaVinci Clownfish was a hopeful first step in creating an all-black-and-white DaVinci Clownfish and the plan was to continue maintaining the classic swirly pattern of the DaVinci Clownfish.

Temperament & Captive Care: The temperament and care for Black Snowflake  Clownfish are very similar to that of the regular Ocellaris clownfish. It is relatively peaceful and hardy and is a good beginner’s choice and easy to care for. They thrive in saltwater aquariums with or without an anemone present. Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion ocellaris is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. Remaining smaller individuals are usually tolerated but will not be reproductively active.

Feeding: Most clownfish are omnivorous feeders, meaning that they will consume a variety of different food types. In nature the diet of clownfish consists of crustaceans (such as copepods and amphipods), algae, polychaete worms and leftovers from the anemone’s meal. Our captive bred fish are conditioned to eat a variety of aquarium diets including pellets, flake food, frozen Mysis shrimp, and frozen brine shrimp.

Natural host anemones: Captive bred clownfish do not need an anemone to survive in a reef tank. However, keeping clownfish with an anemone fosters a symbiotic relationship that is fascinating to observe. In their natural environment Ocellaris Clownfish will host in Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) or Merten's Carpet Sea Anemone (Stichodactyla mertensii).

Aquarium host anemones: Ocellaris will readily accept a wide variety of host anemones and many hobbyists keep Black Snowflake Ocellaris Clownfish with the popular and hardy Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor).

If you experience a livestock loss, we will gladly issue you a credit on your purchase. The following terms and conditions apply to our livestock guarantee.

  • Jay's Clownfish will issue a credit for the purchase amount of livestock that is dead on arrival (DOA). This credit is for livestock only and does not cover shipping or packaging costs.
  • Losses must be photographed and reported to Jay's Clownfish within two hours of delivery.  DOAs should be photographed clearly without being removed from the bag.
  • Someone must be present to accept the shipment on the first delivery attempt. UPS, our preferred shipper, may attempt delivery as early as 9 AM depending on your location.
  • Although we carefully monitor both locally and at your location, please monitor the weather in your area to reduce the likelihood that extreme weather will cause a delay. Delays caused by extreme weather are not covered under our guarantee or the guarantee of our shippers.
  • Please unpack and acclimate livestock as soon as the shipment is received!
  • Any deaths that occur after acclimation must be photographed and reported to Jay's Clownfish as soon as possible. Photographs must be clear and show no signs of aggression from tank mates.
  • If there is any problem or concern with your order, please contact us as soon as possible. We welcome feedback! This helps us better serve you in the future. Continued support of tank bred and tank raised species reduces the impact on wild reefs and ecology. Your purchase ensures ongoing development and future availability of sustainable organisms.
  • Limit of one replacement per transaction.
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