Black Storm Ocellaris Clownfish

$ 224.99

This is a custom order only, please allow for processing time....

Description: This was a one-in-a-million mutation, instead of the golden coloration and swirly patterns of the Mocha DaVincis, this fish displays an exaggerated white pattern that has more straight lines. Furthermore, this fish turns jet-black very early on. The mutated Mocha DaVinci clownfish was paired up with a Black Ocellaris Clownfish with the goal of creating offspring with a pattern similar to its unusual parent. It quickly became apparent that the offspring looked very different from the mutated Mocha DaVinci Clownfish. The offspring displayed an even more exaggerated white body pattern with an almost entirely full-white face mask. The Black pattern on the fish took shape as a combination of blotches and circles. Although this is a DaVinci Clownfish mutation, they look very different and  therefore believe that this mutation should not be called Black DaVinci Clownfish.  

Temperament & Captive Care: The temperament and care for BlackStorm  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 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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