ORA® Oceans, Reefs and Aquariums 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.
ORA Oceans, Reefs and Aquariums Gladiator Clownfish is also available in a breathtaking Premium grade that demonstrates a notably greater amount of white coloration to dramatic effect. The handsome Mocha Gladiator Clownfish sports a distinguished smoldering orange coloration inherited from it Black Ocellaris parent. What makes each specific variety even more appealing to aquarists is the fact that they are captive-bred to help protect the fragile reef environments of the world.
The Captive-Bred ORA 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: 3/4″ to 1-1/2”; Large: 1-1/2″ to 2-1/2″.