The Davinci Clownfish is a vibrant color variety of the popular Ocellaris Clownfish. What distinguishes this specific variety from conventional Ocellaris Clownfish is the prominent white banding that curve and merge together like brush strokes. Unlike Snowflake Ocellaris Clownfish that demonstrate a similarly high degree of white coloration but in a disorganized and random pattern, the Davinci Clownfish retains the orange coloration in neat, broad blocks beautifully traced by black striping.
Captive-Bred DaVinci Clownfish are avaible in Grade A and Grade B. Grade A feature two connected white stripes. The Grade B category demonstrate 3 distinct wavy stripes with soft, rounded edges.
The Davinci Clownfish does best housed in an aquarium of at least 20 gallons or larger with plenty of live rock. It may form a symbiotic relationship with the following species of anemones; Carpet (Stichodactyla sp.), Sebae (Heteractis crispa), Bulb (Entacmaea quadricolor), or Ritteri (Heteractis magnifica). Though the Davinci Clownfish does not require an anemone to thrive, if you choose to house an anemone, always be sure that your aquarium and lighting system will support the needs of the host anemone before incorporating one into the aquarium.
Captive-Bred Ocellaris Clownfish like the Davinci Clownfish have advantages over wild-harvested species. For one, the Captive-Bred Ocellaris Clownfish is very hardy and more accustomed to conditions found in home aquariums. Therefore, the Davinci Clownfish makes a great choice for novices and seasoned aquarists alike. The Davinci Clownfish can be kept with a variety of other captive-bred clownfish, if introduced into the aquarium at the same time.
The Davinci Clownfish, like several other captive-bred clownfish, can be bred in the home aquarium with relative ease and is one of the most common "starter" fish for saltwater breeders. The female will be the larger of the pair, and two fish will usually stay close to each other in the aquarium.
The Davinci Clownfish is an egg layer and will typically deposit the eggs on a flat surface or within the proximity of the base of the host anemone, and defend the eggs from other tank mates. The eggs will normally hatch in 6-11 days depending on the temperature. The fry must be reared in a separate aquarium on a diet of rotifers and eventually baby brine shrimp.
The captive-bred Davinci Clownfish an omnivore, requiring both meaty foods as well as some greens in their diet. A high quality marine flake food, rich in spirulina algae, as well as freeze-dried and frozen foods are readily accepted.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"