True Percula ClownfishFamily: PomacentridaeAmphiprion perculaPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy David Brough
The True Percula Clownfish is very beautiful and a favorite of many marine enthusiats! Can you tell a True Percula Clownfish from a "False" Percula Clownfish?
This True Percula Clownfish is very similar to the Ocellaris Clownfish or False Percula Clownfish, A. ocellaris. The difference is in the number of dorsal spines (11 for A. ocellaris, and 10 or 9 for A. percula), the anterior part of the dorsal fins is taller in A. ocellaris, and A. ocellaris never have a thick black margin around the three white bars. The two fish do not occur together in nature. The black bar is sometimes expanded more than the fish in the above picture.
For more Information on keeping this fish see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Marine Aquarium
True Percula Clownfish, breeding pair
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Breeding Three-band Clownfish (Amphiprion tricinctus) pair with eggs and they are fanning the eggs.
Awesome mated pair of True Percula Clownfish fanning their newly laid and fertilized eggs! Most of the time in open aquariums such as these, the eggs are picked off within a day or so. If wanting to breed your clownfish and develop babies, a 10 gallon tank and a flower pot is all you need! Of course, rotifers and other special foods, as well as multiple water changes daily will ensure success!
Breeding/Reproduction: This species has been bred in captivity. See general breeding techniques on the Breeding Marine Fish page.