Gold Nugget Maroon Clownfish

$ 44.99

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Description: Gold Nugget Maroon Clownfish is a designer clownfish and a variation of the Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish. Instead of three golden stripes, the Gold Nugget Maroon has a solid golden color covering its body. Its face and fins are still a deep maroon color although various spots and markings often can be found in the face. Also, the golden color penetrates the base of each fin and almost entirely in the dorsal fin (front top fin). A remarkable feature about the Gold Nugget Maroon is that they start out white. This is similar to the Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish that starts out white as well. As the fish grows, the color change from white to its final golden color. This typically happens when the fish is about 1 to 1 ½ years old and about 2” or a little larger.

Temperament & Captive Care: The Maroon Clownfish is the largest known species of clownfish and has developed a reputation for their bold behavior. The females can grow to 6” and can be very territorial especially when defending a nest of eggs. It is best to not mix maroon clownfish with any other clownfish species in your tank and to only keep a mated pair or a single fish. Captive bred Maroon Clownfish are generally less aggressive compared to wild collected fish.

Feeding: Maroon Clownfish have a healthy appetite. 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: In the wild Maroon Clownfish are very selective and almost always found hosting in the Bubble Tip anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor).

Aquarium host anemones: Maroon Clownfish will readily accept a wide variety of host anemones and many hobbyists keep them with the popular and hardy Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor). Clownfish do not require host anemones to survive or thrive. However, in most cases they will readily accept them. For Gold Nugget Maroon Clownfish we recommend 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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