Did you know that this specimen ships from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility, home of our popular Diver's Den® WYSIWYG Store and our LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Corals (CCGC)? What that means is that you can rest assured knowing this specimen received the highest level of care from our experienced and professional LiveAquaria® staff!
PLUS, hobbyists that use our LiveAquaria® Professional Reef Salt have the added benefit knowing marine species shipped from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility share the same water parameters. In other words, if you use our Professional Reef Salt, marine species shipped from our Wisconsin Facility will acclimate and transition to your home aquarium with less stress to set the foundation for longer term success.
This popular Captive-Bred Snowflake Clownfish was originally produced by Tropical Marine Centre in the UK around 1999. Only around 100 of these fish were ever exported to the United States, making the F1 Snowflake broodstock direct from TMC very uncommon.
Snowflake Clownfish are popular variants of A. ocellaris that have a considerable amount of irregular white markings on the body. The edges of the white coloration will typically be jagged and angular. Each Snowflake is evaluated by an experienced grader for the percentage of white and the attractiveness of the striping. Just as their name implies -- no two are alike!
This member of the Pomacentridae family is an excellent addition to almost any saltwater aquarium system. Captive-bred fish have a unique advantage over wild-harvested species, as they are generally very hardy and more accustomed to conditions found in the home aquarium. Therefore, captive-bred fishes make a great choice for novices and seasoned aquarists alike.
The Captive-Bred Snowflake Clownfish is easy to breed in the home aquarium. The females will be the largest of the pair and the two fish will usually stay close to each other in the aquarium. Clownfish 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 water temperature. The fry must be reared in a separate aquarium on a diet of rotifers followed by baby brine shrimp.
The Snowflake Clownfish diet consists of almost any meaty food items and herbivore preparations.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2".
Proaquatix is a top rated wholesaler of captive-bred Clownfish and other marine ornamentals, providing the highest quality graded fish to suppliers since 2001. Because they have their own grow-out facility, Proaquatix can hand-pick their breed stock to select the most beautiful and healthy specimens from the thousands of fish they have in production.
By providing an alternative to wild-caught fish, Proaquatix is helping to reduce human impact on ocean reef ecosystems, thus supporting reef conservation and the future of marine aquarium keeping.