The Lightning Maroon Clownfish are looking absolutely gorgeous. It is really a treat to see how their pattern develops. When they first go through metamorphose their white pattern look like a snowflake pattern and is almost completely white. Then as they grow small pinprick holes develop in the white and these pinprick holes expand and become a lace pattern. The fish we are releasing are approximately 4 month old and we expect that their pattern will continue to develop.
Temperament & Captive Care
The Maroon Clownfish is the largest known species of clownfish and has developed a reputation for their bold behavior. The females can grow to 6” and can be very territorial especially when defending a nest of eggs. It is best to not mix maroon clownfish with any other clownfish species in your tank and to only keep a mated pair or a single fish. Captive bred Maroon Clownfish are generally less aggressive compared to wild collected fish.
Maroon Clownfish have a healthy appetite. Most clownfish are omnivorous feeders, meaning that they will consume a variety of different food types. In nature the diet of clownfish consists of crustaceans (such as copepods and amphipods), algae, polychaete worms and leftovers from the anemone’s meal. Our captive bred fish are conditioned to eat a variety of aquarium diets including pellets, flake food, frozen Mysis shrimp, and frozen brine shrimp.
Aquarium Host Anemones
Maroon Clownfish will readily accept a wide variety of host anemones and many hobbyists keep them with the popular and hardy Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor). Clownfish do not require host anemones to survive or thrive. However, in most cases they will readily accept them. For Goldflake Maroon Clownfish we recommend the popular and hardy Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor).