Naoko’s Fairy Wrasse – Cirrhilabrus Naokoae

The Naoko’s Fairy Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus Naokoae. Very beautiful species of fairy wrasse amazing color and a very hardy fish ideal for fish tank community.

This fairy wrasse comes from the Indian Ocean, and it is a lovely fish that you want to buy and own if you’re in the marine aquarium hobby.

From what is known this wrasse is not a very picky eater and will eat a variety of fish foods such as flakes, shrimp, frozen food & pellets.

This fish is not aggressive, but not timid either.  Some say it can be very vicious. But most will do well in a community aquarium tank.

Naoko’s Fairy Wrasse for sale

– Price is around $50-200 depending on the fish shop.

Fish Size can be around 3.5 inches +. Size of fish tank should be about 50+ gallons.

Check out the video clip of so many Naokos Fairy Wrasse!

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Clownfish : Facts you need to know!

Some improtant Facts about Clownfish that you need to know. Clownfish are saltwater fish native to the warm waters of the Pacific ocean.

These beautiful clown fish can morph sexually. They are many species of Clowns, most live in groups based on hierarchy. Where the female fish is larger than the male.

There are 28 Species Of Clownfish That Exists

They also have symbiotic relationships with anemones as they reside in various species of anemones. Did you know that Clown fish are the only type of fish that can live in a sea anemone without being stung by the tentacles. Clowns live at the bottom of the sea and will host an anemone. Most size average of a Clownfish is 3-5 inches and they are mostly brightly colored with white stripes on the head or side of the body. Clownfish should be purchased in very small groups consisting of one species, and introduced to the aquarium simultaneously. In a large group the largest Clownfish is always a female. The smaller fish are male. If something should happen and the female dies, the largest male will change sex to take over the female’s role.

Keep on mind that some clown fish species, such as the maroon clownfish, can become very aggressive in captivity.Clownfish Facts:

  • Reef Safe: Yes
  • Family: Pomacentridae
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Adult Size: Up to 5in.
  • Temperature: 72 – 78F
  • Water Parameters: sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4; dKH 8-12
  • Environment: Marine

Taking care of your clownfish. Is it easy to take care of a clownfish? Some people will tell you that marine fish tanks are the hardest of all types of tanks to look after.

When taking care of your clown fish these need to be at the exact level no range or close to it. Make sure these are at the correct levels to keep your fish happy.

  • Salinity
  • pH
  • Temperature & Gravity
  • Nitrites
  • Nitrates
  • Ammonia

For a marine tank as a beginner you really are better off with 20 gallon + aquarium. Make sure to get a really nice hanging filter or one that can go under a stand. Get an anemone ‘carpet variety’ is the best. Your clown fish will love to use this and will spend a lot of time there. Varied diet is important to clown fish to keep it’s colors nice and bright.

Not saying you can’t keep clownfish, just that you need to do a bit of reading first. Get some good knowledge, get a good book on marine fish keeping, there is still much more to learn.

When people say that they are looking for an anemone clown fish there could be a lot of different fish that they could be talking about.

To list a few there are the Percula clown, Ocellaris ‘False Percula’, Maroon, Gold stripe, Tomato, Sebae, and the Clarkii clownfish just to list a few. All of them live in anemone’s in the wild and that is where they get their name.Some of the more pouplar clownfish anemone’s they live in are:Bubble anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor), Long tentacle anemone ( Macrodactyla doreensis), Sebae anemone ( Heteractis malu), Ritteri (Maroon) anemone ( Heteractis magnifica), Carpet anemone ( Stichodactyla gigantea), Saddle anemone ( Stichodactyla haddoni).One thing to keep in mind when getting a clownfish is if you get one that is tank raised is that they do not need an anemone to live and breed in the home aquarium. Since in most tanks you want have any fish that would harm the fish or the eggs. They will also take to and host on other coarls in your tank that are easier to raise and care for. So make sure you do your homework on them before you bring one home.

Are you looking to find what size aquarium is best for your clownfish? What you need to know is that clown fish require a saltwater tank and those are a bit more complicated than your average normal freshwater fish tank.

A 5 gallon would be to small for a clownfish. A 10 gallon fish tank would be okay but you’re talking about just having one clownfish in that fish tank. If you’re looking to keep an ocellaris or percula clownfish, you need to have at least a 20 gallon aquarium if you want your clownfish to be healthy and happy.

Looking to find out how big your clownfish will get. Well, the most common clownfish species will grow to the following sizes under these ideal conditions:

  • Clown Anemonefish, Nemo (Amphiprion ocellaris) – 4
  • Percula Anemonefish (Amphiprion percula) – 4
  • Clark’s Anemonefish (Amphiprion clarkii) – 5.5
  • Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus) – 6.5
  • Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) – 5
  • Cinnamon Clownfish (Amphiprion melanopus) – 5
  • Pink Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion perideraion) – 4.5

In regards to how big your clown fish will get it really depends if it was wild caught. As wild caught clownfish are often times larger.

Are you having trouble deciding what to feed your clownfish? Your Clown fish needs a varied diet.

Keep in mind that if fed the same thing everyday you might find yourself with a clown fish that will not eat or is malnourished. You can try feeding Plankton, Algae or Brine shrimp.

Clownfish Feeding Help

You can try to feed your clownfish flake food with frozen brine shrimp or spirulina enriched brine as a quick substitute. You will come to find out that clownfish can be very picky eaters. If you have false perculas clownsthey do like to eat Cyclopeeze. Some will eat some pods, but alot of them really like frozen mysis.

List of Clownfish Food:
Hikari Usa Inc AHK25310 Seaweed extreme
Freeze Dried Bloodworms
New Life Spectrum Marine Fish Formula
Tetra Marine Flakes
Aqueon 06046 Marine Flakes
Omega One Marine Flake Fish Food

So you want to know how long do clownfish live.  Well having them in captivity you could expect them to live anywhere from 3-5 years.

This is because the life span is limited due to the inability of most clown fish owners to provide for these fish.The most loved and popular marine fish, is the Clownfish, if cared for properly their life span in captivity can easily be around 10-20 years, depending on the clownfish and the quality care it gets.In the wild they can probably live for more than 25+ years.

Hope this information was useful and helped you get an idea of how long a clown fish can live for in captivity and the wild.

Breeding and Raising Ocellaris Clownfish Fry

When first trying to learn to raise clownfish fry we had a very hard time finding any detailed information any where online or anywhere else that made since to help us, so we thought we would take some time and describe in detail the process of raising these fish to adulthood.

This decription is based on our experience and what we have read with False Perculas. Other clownfish breeding patterns will be different slightly from what I have read but not tried. When you get ready to invest the time and money into the setup of a clownfish hatchery, you will first need to get a mated pair of clownfish or get them while they are young and let them pick who they will be and love.If you are going with a pair that is already paired it is better to introduce both fish to the tank at the same time, but a second clown can be introduced later into a tank. If the new is clown smaller than the first one. The larger fish will be the egg laying female and the smaller fish will be the male.

When the two Ocellaris clownfish are comfortable with each other they should begin mating. (Depending on the mood). lol. This will typically takes place in the evening a couple of hours before the lights go out. Once this has begun they will usually continue to mate every two weeks or so. You should notice that the female’s belly will be extended for a few days before she actually lays the eggs. Then you should also notice that both fish will be cleaning a nearby rock on which to lay their eggs.If your tank is kept in between 78-82 degrees the eggs will hatch in about 8 days. When the eggs are initially laid they will first appear orange in color. Then they will change to and become more purple in color and then change to a more silver look. Once this happens hatching is usually imminent. Hatching usually will occur a couple of hours after the tank’s lights go out.I have read that there are two different ways to collect the fry. The first method we have found does not work very well. Is to remove the rock that the clowns have laid their eggs on to another tank. Then you have to aerate the rock until hatch.

The second method is a little harder if you have to bigger tank. Collect the fry from the main tank after they have hatched. We have used the second method with more success and greater inital survival rate. When collecting them in this manner and it doesn’t stress the mated pair of clownfish like the first method.If you are trying to collect them in a larger tank. A good tip is to hold a flash light level of the tank. The fry are attracted to the light and this will cause them congregate around it. You can then collect the clown fish fry using a small bowl or cup. I was told not use a net because this can and will damage the fragile fry. Once they are collected you can move them to a nursery tank.

Multiple Clownfish Pairs in Aquarium Tank

Wondering if you can keep multiple clown fish together in your aquarium?  You should be very careful when adding new clown fish to your current tank.Having multiple pairs of the same clowns is not recommended. As the dominant female may seek out and kill all others clownfish except her mate.

Some hobbyist have had success having multi pairs. Most of them recommend having a tank larger than a 40 breeder tank as that may probably too small. The people that have multiple clownfish have very large tanks 100+ gallon aquarium.Some that have many clown fish in one tank is because they’re all are all juveniles from the same clutch of eggs.  So if you’re wanting to have them in a small tank the answer would be No. In a larger tank maybe if you’re going to be vigilant.

Are clownfish and damselfish territorial, yes very much so. If you have them in the same fish tank your fish can start nipping and fighting each other.

Both clown fish and damsel fish are very territorial. Try and rearrange your fish tank, move the rocks around so that it makes it like a new tank to both clownfish and damsel, that way they will both have to re-establish their territory.Have plenty of hiding spaces for them to hide so that they’re not constantly on view to each other. Good luck with your fish!

Snowflake Clownfish : For Sale & Info

The Snowflake Clownfish are very popular variant of A.Ocellaris that have alot of irregular white markings on the body. Snowflakes are graded for their percentage of white and the attractiveness of their striping.

Very active fish, they get used to people and aren’t aggressive.

Snowflake Clownfish for Sale

You can buy a Snowflake from a local fish breeder, but they also can be found online. Try and find the best place to make your purchase of your new clown fish.

Places where you can buy fish online.

 

New Premium Snowflake Clownfish Video
Premium Black Snowflake Clownfish Video
Snowflake Clownfish Information

  • Size: 1-3 inches
  • Reef Safe: Yes excellent Reef Fish
  • Diet: Wide variety of prepared flake, pellet and and frozen meaty fish food.
  • Tank Size: 30+ gallons
  • Care Level: Easy

Tomato Clownfish: Care Information

Tomato Clownfish are very beautiful saltwater fish, but they can be more aggressive with age and grow to about 5 inches long. The tank raised Tomato Clown fish are hardier than wild caught.

These adult clownfish are brilliant orange-red with a single white band behind the eyes.

Tomato Clownfish Information

  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Reef Safe: Yes
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Adult Size: Up to 5′
  • Tank Size: 30+ gallons
  • Care Level: Easy

Tomato clownfish tank mates? They work better with larger or semi-aggressive fish because of their size and temperament. You can place them with Tang fish.

Feeding your tomato clownfish? You can feed your fish up to 3 times a day if you want. Brine shrimp and flake food are great. Provide a varied diet with live food, frozen food.

How to breed tomato clownfish?

Get a pair of tomato anemonefish wait until they mature and change sex. With the correct nourishment & environment, it’s not unusual for a pair to begin spawning within months.

Tomato Clownfish Anemone Fish Video
Tomato Clown Fish Laying Eggs
The Tomato clownfish are a little different because it only has one white stripe. There bodies are a red to reddish black in color. In the wild they can grow up to 5-5.5 inches but a tank raised tomato will usually grow to around 3-4 inches. If you can make sure you get a tank raised clownfish that way it is less likely to have any disease that could make you tank sick.As with all the clownfish mixing them or having more than one or two is not a good idea.

They are semi-aggressive fish, which means they will defend there spot in the tank against almost all odds. Even if you introduce them at the same time they have been know to fight other clownfish. Like all clownfish they do live in anemones in the wild. But when they are in a home tank they don’t need one. If you are able to keep an anemone alive and thriving in a home tank the tomato clownfish will love to call it home.The tomato is an omnivore, this means that they like both animal and plants in there diets.

For them to keep up there color you need to feed a various diet. They will eat live, frozen and even flake foods. Make sure you feed them a varied diet so they stay healthy and their bright color stay bright.

Black Ice Clownfish: Info and Care

Info about the Black Ice Clownfish. The Black Ice Clown is a cross between a black & white A. Ocellaris and a ‘Snowflake’ clown.

These clowns have white areas outlined in black and a deep orange color. You have to see this fish in person to appreciate it’s beautiful vibrant appearance.

They can grow up to 3.5 inches and are very territorial, but quiet within their territory and are less aggressive than the percula clownfish.

Black ice Clownfish in anemone video clip.
Black ice Clown fish with sebae anemone vid.
Care Info:

  • Temperature: 77-83’F
  • Salinity: 1.025-1.027
  • Alk/dKH: 8-10dKH
  • Reef Compatible: Yes
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Adult Size: 3-4′
  • Min. Aquarium Size: 20 Gal aquarium

Black Ice Snowflake Clownfish ‘Amphiprion Ocellaris’ info.

Picasso Clownfish : Info & For Sale

Picasso Clownfish are extremely highly sought after variant of the Percula Clownfish. Picasso Clownfish are similar to the regular Percula Clownfish, but the stripe pattern are very different.

Grading of Picasso Clownfish is based on the amount and shape of the white markings.Picasso Clownfish for Sale

Buy Picasso clowns from your local clownfish breeder, but you can also find them online. Below are some places online you can buy clown fish.

Temperament & Captive Care

This is very peaceful and hardy fish. They thrive in saltwater aquariums with anemone or without one present.

Information

  • Reef Safe: Yes
  • Diet: Omnivore .
  • Tank Size: 20+ gallons

Picasso Clowns Video
Picasso clown fish spawning Video
 

Maroon Clownfish

Maroon Clownfish mare some of the of the most aggressive fish in the clown fish family. They also grow to be the largest. There are a couple of different types/names in this group.

The Maroon Gold Stripe, Maroon Anemone fish, Spine Cheek Anemone fish.The regular Maroon has three white strips on its body. The Maroon Gold Stripe Clown fish has white strips when it is young and it will turn to gold as it gets older. They both have the little spines on the gills, that is why they are known as the Spine Cheek. Entacmaea Quadricolor and the Macrodactyla Doreensis are a couple of the anemone’s that the Maroon’s like to bond with. Just make sure that you have the correct light that can sustain the anemone. Most of them need atleast T5 lights if not the metal halide lights. This is how they make their food in-between the feedings that the clown fish give.If you do have a pair you can get them to breed in the tank. They will lay their eggs on a smooth surface usually around the anemone. That way not much will bother them. The male clown will be the one in charge of tending to the eggs.

It is his job to fan the eggs witch will keep them oxgenated and clean.It is best when possible to get tank raised fish. They are a lot healthier than the wild caught ones. Imported specimens are quite susceptible to Cryptocaryon (marine ich), Amyloodinium (velvet) and Brooklynellosis (‘clownfish disease’)… and these protozoan parasites are easier and better ‘treated’ by exclusion during quarantine, then trying to fight in your principal system. This is one good reason to get tank rasied instead of the wild ones. Any one that has dealt with ick knows it is not easliy removed form a display tank.

Males are much more red, diminutive in size by comparison.Raising your own broodstock is not hard to do, with the usual approach of acquiring a handful of small individuals and having them grow-up together. This requires either a good sized system and/or vigilant observation on your part, to notice pairing behavior and likely removing these to other quarters.The Maroons love to eat and will eat just about any thing from frozen brine, mysis shrimp, to flakes, freeze dried shrimp. They also like to eat nori as part of their diet.

They are omnivore’s which means they like both animal flesh and vegetable matter. This is one thing that they have in common with the Ocellaris and the Percula clownfish. Maroon Clownfish grow to be the largest of all the clowns. If they are left in the wild they can grow up to around 7 inches. But if they are tank rasied the say around 6 inches. So if you are planning to get more than one make sure you have a large enough tank. Some say one should be in nothing smaller than a 30 gallon and two in at least a 60 gallon. Plus you have to think about the tank mates you may want to have with them.

Clarkii Clownfish

The Clarkii Clown Fish has an yellow-orange but some are a brown with a orange head and like the some other clownfish they have three white strips on their body. They are very peaceful and not as aggresive as some of the others.

They accept a larger number of anemones than most other breeds of clown fish.The Clarkii is also know as the Sebae clownfish and as an Anemone Clownfish. This fish does not need an anemone to live and breed. They are just as happy with out one. But if you already have an anemone they will adopt it as there own if has not already been claimed by another. With this clownfish as with all the clowns they like to swim alot so make sure your tank is big enough so they will be happy, healthy and you will be wise. For one make sure you have at least a 30 gallon and with a pair have at least a 60 gallon.

They love caves so they will require you to have a few.Clark’s are omnivore’s which means they eat both animal flesh and plants. They will need to eat a varity of foods so make sure you change their diets so they can get every thing they will need. Just like humans, the clownfish dont want the same thing every day or they wont get all the vitamins they will need. You can feed them frozen brine, frozen mysis shrimp, flakes also they will eat some live foods.

The Clarkii will grow to around 5-5.5 inches, depending if you have a tank rasied or wild caught one. The ones that are raised in the tank are going to be healthier. The ones that are wild caught are likely to have different health problems. So if you can always buy tank rasied clownfish.

Galaxy Clarkii Clownfish

Seeing a beautiful galaxy clownfish you will fall in love. The very beautiful Galaxy Clarkii Clownfish was developed by Bali Aquarich in Indonesia.

Galaxy Clownfish Designer Fish

These designer clown fish look awesome, new strain of the ever popular Clark’s clownfish picture is of Galaxy Clarkii Clownfish Pair. Galaxy Clarkii Video Below.

 

Ocellaris & Percula Clownfish

Ocellaris Clownfish is a very hardy species some times known as the False Percula.

These are a lot easier for new saltwater people to raise since they are not as fragile as the Percula. They are orange and white but not as bright orange as the Percula clownfish. Both of these fish are hard for some people to tell apart. If you look at them close you can tell by the fins, the color of the orange and the thickness of the black lines. The black lines on the Ocellaris is not as thick as it is on the Percula Clown fish. The Ocellaris has a thin to no line seperating the white lines on his/her body. Also the line that traces around the fish may not be there or parts maybe missing. It is like a finger print each one is different.On the fish there are two sets of fins on the top.

The first set is called the dorsal fins or dorsal spines. The Ocellaris has 11 dorsal spines (The dorsal spine is the first set of fins on the top of the fish.) on some rare false clownfish there has been reports of 10 dorsal spines. The second set is called the soft fins. Ocellaris and the Percula are both omnivore’s this means that they will eat animal flesh and vegetable matter. Some people feed them a mixture of flakes and either frozen brine shrimp or mysis shrimp. Ocellaris are easily breed in a tank if there is a mated pair. It is important that we try to get the ones that are tank rasied instead of wild caught. One way to do this is to ask your local fish stores to carry them. That way the balance of nature is not lost.

If left in the wild they will grow up to 3.5-4 inches but if they are tank rasied the will usually only get up to 2-2.5 inches.They like the Heteractis Magnifica for there clownfish anemone. But you have to be sure the tank and lights will be good enough for them. The Ocellaris clownfish can and will live in a tank with out the anemone. But if you do have an anemone they will do a lot of the feeding and cleaning of it. They help each other out, one with feed the other with protection. The anemone will help the clownfish by keeping it safe from predators that would like to eat them.These are really neat fish for a newcomer to the reef tanks.

The percula clownfish is a awesome fish to get started with in this hobby. It’s best to keep either by it self or as a pair, they can be in tanks as little as 10+ gallon aquarium.

These beautiful clownfish can tolerate a large range of water conditions. Will eat just about any type of fish food. These clowns may be locally territorial of their host, but are the most docile of any clown species they do well with most any other fish not in the same family. What kind of anemone for percula clown?

A Carpet Anemone would be fine for your clown fish. They also love Bubble tips and long tentacles anemone.

Very active fish, they get used to people and aren’t aggressive.

Breeding True Percula Clownfish?

You must provide a healthy environment, for best success. The Amphiprion Percula fish always deposits the eggs. The egg laying process takes around 20+ minutes. One batch can be anywhere of 100 to 1000 eggs. Your clown fish eggs will hatch within one week.

Paring True percula clownfish
True Percula Clownfish – HD Video
 

  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Reef Safe: Yes
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Adult Size: Up to 4′
  • Tank Size: 10+ gallons
  • Care Level: Moderate

Percula Clownfish is one of the most popular Clownfish on the market. The Percula has a brighter orange color than the Ocellaris also know as the False Percula. These two are hard for newcomers to the saltwater scene to tell apart. This will help you out, they have three white stripes that go around the fish that starts right behind the eye. The middle line should also bows to head of the fish. The black lines that outline the clown fish and the white stripes is also wider on them than on the False Percula. On some Percula clownfish the black lines maybe really thick where others might be thinner. Another way to tell them a part is to count the dorsal spines on them.

There should be 10 spines on the Percula but there has been a few rare cases where they have had 9. The dorsal spine is the first set of fins on the top of the fish. The second set is called soft fins. The Percula ClownFish if left in the wild it will grow to be around 4 inches. If it is tank rasied it will be around 2 to 3 inches in length. Percula are omnivore’s this means that they will eat animal flesh and vegetable matter. Some people feed them a mixture of flakes and either frozen brine shrimp or mysis shrimp.

The Percula like the anemone Heteractis Magnifia but this is a difficult one to grow in the home aquarium. They also like the Atichodactyla Mertensii but only if you plan on a really large tank since they grow really large. Some people have had luck with other anemone’s like the Bubble Tips. These are really neat fish but maybe not the right fish for a newcomer to the reef tanks.

Black White Ocellaris Clownfish

This type of Ocellaris is a lot like the orange and white ones but there color is different.

Both of these anemone fish can do well in a tank with of without an anemone. They both are easy for beginners up to the novice.The black and white Ocellaris does well by itself, in pairs or in small groups. It is not good to mix the different species of clown fish as they tend to fight or bully each other. This is one of the only clowns that will do well with other clownfish if introduced at the same time.The Black and White Ocellaris clownfish is also called the Black Clownfish, Black Percula or the Black Percula Clownfish. Their bodies are jet black with 3 white stripes. When they are young they are a more red in color and will darken to the black color as they get older. There are a bred called the Misbarred Clown that is from England that there stripes do not connect.This was one of the first clownfish to be bred in home tanks. Thus making it one of the easier fish to breed and raise.

Just make sure you read alot before jumping in so you and your fish will both be healthy and happy.