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Lightning Maroon Clownfish, Captive-Bred
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Lightning Maroon Clownfish, Captive-Bred (Premnas biaculeatus)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Maroon, White
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 6"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Pomacentridae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Captive-Bred Lightning Maroon Clownfish has extraordinary one of a kind “Lightning bolt” like patterns, no two individuals look the same. As these fish mature their coloration and patterns will intensify, become darker and may change.

Maroon clowns are well known for their intense coloration and oversized fins as well as their confident disposition. An adult sized Lightning Maroon with fully mature coloration is a remarkable centerpiece fish for any home aquarium. When pairing this species, it's typically best to have a dramatic difference in size between the individuals.

Captive-bred clownfish are very hardy and durable fish making them a perfect addition for the novice or seasoned aquarist. The Lightning Maroon Clownfish is a good candidate for a reef aquarium. In general, Maroon Clownfish are the most territorial of all clownfish species. Maroon Clownfish are very sensitive to elevated levels of copper, and should never be exposed to levels near or above .15.

Captive bred clownfish are easy to breed in the home aquarium. The females will be the largest of the pair, and two fish will usually stay close to each other in the aquarium. These fish are egg layers and will deposit the eggs on a flat surface, and defend the eggs from other tank mates. The eggs will normally hatch in 8-11 days depending on the temperature. The fry must be reared in a separate aquarium on a diet of rotifers then baby brine shrimp.

The Lightning Maroon Clownfish diet consists of meaty items such as frozen shrimp and herbivore preparations.

Do not move the Maroon Clownfish with a net as its cheek spines will become entangled. Use a specimen container if capture is necessary.

The Lightning Maroon Clownfish diet consists of almost any meaty food items and herbivore preparations.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1-3/4"

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