The Black pattern on the fish took shape as a combination of blotches and circles as shown in these images. Although this is a DaVinci Clownfish mutation, they look very different and we therefore believe that this mutation should not be called Black DaVinci Clownfish. We want to reserve the name Black DaVinci for our future breed of all-black-and-white DaVinci Clownfish with the classic swirly pattern of the DaVinci line. Early juvenile fish are dark brown, but turns jet black when they reach a size of 1 ¼ -1 ¾ inches.
Temperament & Captive Care
The temperament and captive care requirements this new designer Ocellaris Clownfish strain are very similar to that of the regular Ocellaris clownfish. It is a relatively peaceful and hardy clownfish. 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.
Aquarium host anemones
This new designer 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), Sebae Anemone (Heteractis crispa), and Giant Carpet Anemone (Stichodactyla gigantea).