Sea & Reef has been busy releasing new forms of captive bred fish over the past three weeks and right now they introduced a 3rd captive bred selection in as many weeks. The brand new launch is named the Gold Lightning Maroon clownfish. We discovered from Sea & Reef that the Gold Lightning Maroon Clownfish is a designer clownfish that was created by breeding a Sea & Reef Lightning Maroon Clownfish with a Sea & Reef Gold Nugget Clownfish. The offspring from this distinctive crossing show a wide range of attention-grabbing patterns.
The Gold Lightning Maroon (Premnas biaculeatus) reaches a most measurement of about 6″ (15 cm) in size. A exceptional characteristic in regards to the Gold Nugget Maroon is that they begin out white. Because the fish matures, the colour adjustments from white to its remaining golden colour. The colour change sometimes happens when the fish is about 1 to 1 ½ years previous or about 2” or barely bigger. For the reason that Gold Lightning Maroon Clownfish is a brand new pressure, Sea & Reef is just not optimistic this fish will change to it’s golden hue because it ages. Nonetheless, based mostly on earlier breeding experiences, Sea & Reef believes is pretty sure this colour change will happen. As soon as the present inventory matures, Sea & Reef will make an official announcement.
Temperament & Captive Care
The Maroon Clownfish is the most important recognized species of clownfish and has developed a popularity for his or her temperament. Females can develop to about 6 inches and may be very territorial, particularly when defending a nest of eggs. Captive bred Maroon Clownfish are typically much less aggressive in comparison with wild collected fish however they’re nonetheless thought of aggressive in the direction of different clownfish. Due to their aggressive nature, it isn’t beneficial to combine maroon clownfish with every other clownfish species except the tank may be very massive in measurement.
Maroon Clownfish have a wholesome urge for food and most clownfish are omnivores. There are lots of frozen and refrigerated meaty meals that clownfish will settle for and we sometimes feed our clownfish (and different fish) LRS frozen meals, PE Mysis and Dr. G’s meals. We additionally like to combine in Reef Pursuits NannoFlakes or NannoPellets to our frozen and refrigerated meals and our Sea & Reef captive bred fish take a liking to it straight away. The meals is very nutritious and we really feel it is among the greatest algae based mostly supplemental meals in the marketplace right now.
Aquarium Host Anemones
Maroon Clownfish will readily settle for all kinds of host anemones and lots of hobbyists preserve them with the favored and hardy Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor). Clownfish don’t require host anemones to outlive or thrive however it’s arduous to not need Clownfish hosted with a wonderful anemone.
If you’re contemplating a Maroon Clownfish then maybe the brand new Gold Gold Lightning Maroon Clownfish from Sea & Reef is a fish you’ll think about on your marine aquarium. you may be taught extra about Sea&Reef by visiting their web site. Sea&Reef solely sells wholesale so look to your favourite LFS or on-line retailer. Retail pricing ought to vary someplace between $75.00 and $125.00 relying on fish measurement and/or provider.