The ORA® Captive-Bred GoldxLightning Maroon Clownfish, as its name suggests, is an exciting cross between the Gold Nugget and Lightning Maroon Clownfish. These “designer” clownfish exhibit extensive variation in patterning among individuals with some individuals drawing features more from their Lightning Maroon Clownfish heritage, others from Gold Nugget Clownfish, while still others resembling Goldflake Maroon Clownfish, as well as everything in-between.
Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus) are well known for their intense coloration and oversized fins as well as their confident disposition. You can expect an adult-sized ORA® Captive-Bred Gold X Lightning Maroon Clownfish to be a spectacle, making a beautiful statement in any marine aquarium. When looking to pair these designer clownfish, it is usually best to select individuals demonstrating a dramatic difference in size between the two fish.
Like all Captive-Bred Clownfish, ORA® Captive-Bred Gold X Lightning Maroon Clownfish are very hardy fish accustomed to conditions found in home aquariums. This makes them perfect additions for novices and seasoned aquarists alike. Captive-Bred Clownfish are also good candidates for the reef aquarium, as well. In general, Maroon Clownfish are the most territorial of all the clownfish species demonstrating semi-aggressive behavior. Keep in mind that Maroon Clownfish are very sensitive to elevated copper levels, and should never be exposed to levels near or above 0.15ppm.
Captive-Bred Clownfish are 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. Captive-Bred Clownfish are egg layers 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.
The diet of the ORA® Captive-Bred Gold X Lightning Maroon Clownfish consists of meaty items such as frozen brine shrimp and mysis shrimp as well as herbivore preparations.
Do not move the ORA® Captive-Bred Gold X Lightning Maroon Clownfish with a net as its cheek spines will become entangled. Use a specimen container if capture is necessary
Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4” to 1-3/4”