True Percula Clownfish

$ 24.99

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Description: Perculas or True Perculas are some of the most classic and popular clownfish species we offer. Mature specimens typically develop a striking black coloration between stripes. These docile fish are close relatives of the False Percula (A. ocellaris), and the two species can be easily confused. Both species have orange bodies with three white stripes. In the Percula, the black margin around the white stripes is thick while in the False Percula, the black margin is very thin or absent. They also have a different number of spiny rays in the dorsal fin. These two species do not overlap in their natural distribution. A. percula is found only in Melanesia and Northern Australia.

Temperament & Captive Care: The temperament and care for True Percula Clownfish are very similar to that of the regular Percula 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 percula is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. The female may not tolerate other smaller individuals.

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 Percula Clownfish will host in Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) or Merten's Carpet Sea Anemone (Stichodactyla mertensii).

Aquarium host anemones: Like the regular Percula Clownfish the True Percula will readily accept a wide variety of host anemones and many hobbyists keep Percula 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.
  • ITEMS MAY NOT BE IDENTICAL TO PICTURES
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