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Platinum Storm Clownfish, Captive-Bred
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Platinum Storm Clownfish, Captive-Bred (Amphiprion ocellaris)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black, Orange, 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 3"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Pomacentridae
Minimum Tank Size 20 gallons
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Overview

The Captive-Bred Platinum Storm Clownfish displays a striking white body color that is sure to catch your attention. The Platinum Storm Clownfish derives its lineage from a mutation that appeared during the selective breeding process. The Captive-Bred Platinum Storm Clownfish boasts a mostly pearlescent white body color aside from possible orange and black patches or small spots with fins that can be adorned with similar orange and black markings. The Platinum Storm Clownfish morph is completed with orange eyes.

The Platinum Storm 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) Anemones. Though the Platinum Storm 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 Clownfish have advantages over wild-harvested species. For one, Captive-Bred Clownfish are very hardy and more accustomed to conditions found in home aquariums. Hence, the Platinum Storm Clownfish makes a great choice for novices and seasoned aquarists alike. The Platinum Storm Clownfish can be kept with a variety of other captive-bred clownfish, if introduced into the aquarium at the same time.

The Platinum Storm 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 the two fish will usually stay close to each other in the aquarium.

The Platinum Storm 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 Platinum Storm Clownfish is 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” to 2”

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