Fish Database

Nearly Naked Clownfish

Scientific Name: Amphiprion ocellaris

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Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Frozen or Prepared Food
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Minimum Tank Size: 50g
Relative Care: Easy
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Nearly Naked Clownfish from Sea & Reef Aquaculture is a variation of the Ocellaris Clownfish. Like the Naked Clownfish the Nearly Naked Clownfish forgot its stripes back in the anemone. The difference is that Nearly Naked Clownfish still has a little bit of white in various configurations. There can be white dots on its cheeks, a partial head bar or other minor white markings. Each Nearly Naked Clownfish is highly unique making them a very sought after fish. The temperament and captive care requirements for Nearly Naked Clownfish is very similar to that of the regular Ocellaris Clownfish. It is relatively peaceful and hardy. They thrive in saltwater aquariums with or without an anemone present. 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. Like the regular Ocellaris Clownfish the Midnight Clownfish will readily accept a wide variety of host anemones and many hobbyists keep it with the popular and hardy Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor). As a reference the natural host anemones of the regular ocellaris clownfish are Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica), Giant Carpet Sea Anemone (Stichodactyla gigantean) and Merten’s Carpet Sea Anemone (Stichodactyla mertensii). Photo and text courtesy of Sea & Reef.

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