Maine Mocha Clownfish is a color variation of the regular ocellaris clownfish. We created this unique color variation by pairing a Black and White Darwin ocellaris with an ocellaris clownfish. With a perfect blend of orange glow and freshly brewed coffee brown, the Maine Mocha Clownfish is a sight to see. Our hatchery staff agrees that one of the favorite features with the Maine Mocha Clownfish is the dark outline that develops on the lips of some fish and looks like a French mustache. Each Maine Mocha Clownfish is unique and has a slightly different color and pattern variation. As they age and mature they tend to take on a darker coloration. Some individuals will turn almost completely black, but will always keep their orange-brown nose. As we say in Maine – “much like a black bear.”
Temperament and Captive Care
The temperament and captive care requirements for Maine Mocha Clownfish is very similar to that of the regular Ocellaris clownfish. It is relatively peaceful and hardy. They thrive in saltwater aquariums with or without an anemone present.
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
Like the regular ocellaris, Maine Mocha Clownfish will readily accept a wide variety of host anemones and many hobbyists keep Maine Mocha Clownfish with the popular and hardy Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor). As a reference the natural host anemones of the regular ocellaris clownfish are Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica), Giant Carpet Sea Anemone (Stichodactyla gigantean) and Merten’s Carpet Sea Anemone (Stichodactyla mertensii).