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.
Gladiator Clownfish, also known as DaVinci or Fancy Clownfish, are beautiful color varieties of the Ocellaris Clownfish discovered and named by legendary breeder Bill Addison. What distinguishes this specific variety from common 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 Gladiator Clownfish retains the orange coloration in neat, broad blocks beautifully traced by black striping.
What makes the Captive-Bred Gladiator Clownfish even more appealing to aquarists is the fact that they are captive-bred to help protect the world’s fragile reef environments.
The Captive-Bred Ocellaris Clownfish has other unique 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, it makes a great choice for novices and seasoned aquarists alike.
The Captive-Bred Ocellaris Clownfish can also be kept with a variety of other captive-bred clownfish, if introduced into the aquarium at the same time.
The Captive-Bred Ocellaris Clownfish is also 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. The Captive-Bred Ocellaris Clownfish is an egg layer and will deposit the eggs on a flat surface and defend the eggs from other tankmates. The eggs will normally hatch in 6-11 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.
This Clownfish is an aggressive eater. It will accept most meaty foods and frozen herbivore preparations.
Approximate Purchase Size:
2” to 2-1/2”
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.