Did you know that this specimen ships from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility, home of our popular Diver's Den® WYSIWYG Store and our LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Corals (CCGC)? What that means is that you can rest assured knowing this specimen received the highest level of care from our experienced and professional LiveAquaria® staff!
PLUS, hobbyists that use our LiveAquaria® Professional Reef Salt have the added benefit knowing marine species shipped from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility share the same water parameters. In other words, if you use our Professional Reef Salt, marine species shipped from our Wisconsin Facility will acclimate and transition to your home aquarium with less stress to set the foundation for longer term success.
The Captive-Bred Gold Nugget Maroon Clownfish is a distinct clownfish variety. Its unique appearance is the result of a genetic mutation that manifests in a similar way to the mutation that produces the Platinum Percula. However, this Premnas designer goes through a transition as it matures, where its body changes from white to a shimmering gold. The Gold Nugget's fins are a dark maroon color, edged in fluorescent orange trim. Their eyes are dark and fierce-looking against the gold body. Some individuals exhibit an icy blue iridescence on the edges of their body. Appearances aside, these fish are entirely a Gold Stripe Maroon in every other regard, so care must be taken when pairing, choosing tankmates, or choosing tank size.
Captive-bred clownfish are very hardy and durable fish making them a perfect addition for the novice or seasoned aquarist. The Maroon Clownfish is a good candidate for a reef aquarium. The Maroon Clownfish are the most territorial of all clownfish species. Maroon Clownfish are very sensitive to elevated levels of copper, and should never be exposed to levels near or above .15.
Captive-bred clownfish are easy to breed in the home aquarium. The females will be the largest of the pair, and two fish will usually stay close to each other in the aquarium. These fish are egg layers and will deposit the eggs on a flat surface, and defend the eggs from other tank mates. The eggs will normally hatch in 8-11 days depending on the temperature. The fry must be reared in a separate aquarium on a diet of rotifers then baby brine shrimp.
The Gold Nugget Maroon Clownfish diet consists of almost any meaty food items and herbivore preparations.
Do not move the Maroon Clownfish with a net as its cheek spines will become entangled. Use a specimen container if capture is necessary.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"
Proaquatix is a top rated wholesaler of captive-bred Clownfish and other marine ornamentals, providing the highest quality graded fish to suppliers since 2001. Because they have their own grow-out facility, Proaquatix can hand-pick their breed stock to select the most beautiful and healthy specimens from the thousands of fish they have in production.
By providing an alternative to wild-caught fish, Proaquatix is helping to reduce human impact on ocean reef ecosystems, thus supporting reef conservation and the future of marine aquarium keeping.