Common Clownfish

Common Clownfish

The Common 'Ocellaris' Clownfish is most certainly the marine industry's most popular and sought after fish. It has a vibrant orange body decorated with white bands outlined in black. The Clownfish is a member of the Pomacentridae family is an viable addition to any marine tank.

The Clownfish is a extremely hardy fish and relatively more accustomed to conditions within a marine tank in comparison to most other fish. Therefore, it is not only a great fish for those novices but also experienced aquarists. Additionally, the Clownfish are able to be housed with a variety of other Clownfish, if they are introduced simultaneously into the tank.

Aquarists have been known to state that the Clownfish are relatively simple to breed in the home aquarium. The largest Clownfish of the pair will be the female, and the couple will usually shadow eachother in the aquarium. They will usually hatch their eggs every 6-11 days depending on the aquariums temperature, and they will defend these eggs from other tank inhabitants. 


Clownfish are aggressive eaters and will thrive on most meaty and herbivore foods.

Minimum Tank Size50 Litres
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 3"
Colour Form: Black, Orange, White
Diet: Omnivore
Family: Pomacentridae

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. I am delighted to report that an Ocellaris Clownfish came into my recently cycled tank with four Damselfishes in residence. There was not one incident of aggression from any of the fish. A normally stress filled situation of first-fish purchase was abated with the addition of my Ocellaris Clownfish. She’s a fantastic addition to my new tank

  2. I love my clown fish, and so does my three year old son! They are all Nemo to him. I order two and I have to say they were very sneaky. When I was acclimating them to the tank they found that they could tip the bag over and slip into the tank before I was done, but they are fine. They love to play with my son, following him as he runs from one side of the tank to the other. I would recommend that tank bred clown fish be ordered over “wild” because they are already used to being in a tank and that makes it easier on them.

  3. Overall best beginner fish, very easy to look after! You should have no problem keeping this fish happy as long as your conditions are half decent. They eat incredible well on everything you feed them and are relatively peaceful to all other fish.

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