The Wide Bar Black Gladiator Ocellaris is a designer clownfish that has much wider white bars than on regular Ocellaris Clownfish. In fact the white bars are about twice as wide in the Wide Bar Gladiator Ocellaris when compared to the regular Ocellaris Clownfish (see pictures below for comparison). Many of the Wide Bar Gladiator Ocellaris have a distinct chinstrap-like white marking in front of the head bar giving them a Spartan gladiator helmet look. The Wide Bar Gladiator Ocellaris was first bred by legendary fish breeder Bill Addison, owner of C-Quest hatchery. The production of Wide Bar Gladiator Ocellaris by C-Quest stopped in 2010 when the hatchery closed. Sea & Reef acquired some of the original Wide Bar Gladiator stock and we are proud to again offer this beauty of a designer clownfish to the aquarium hobby
Temperament & Captive Care
The temperament and captive care requirements for Wide Bar Gladiator Clownfish are 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.
Aquarium Host Anemones
Clownfish do not require host anemones to survive or thrive. However, in most cases they will readily accept them. Wide Bar Gladiator Clownfish will readily accept a wide variety of host anemones. 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).