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 Black Snowflake Clownfish is a new strain of clownfish. It was created by crossing Black Ice Snowflake Clownfish with Black Ocellaris Clownfish over multiple generations. The result is a spectacular new variety of Black Ocellaris that has unique patterning in each fish. The Black Snowflake Clownfish comes in a wide array of patterns with varying degrees of white.
It should be noted that, like the Black Ocellaris, the Black Snowflake Clownfish spends the first year of its life gradually darkening to its final black coloration and some individuals ultimately retain traces of orange on their faces.
The Black Snowflake Clownfish is an excellent choice for almost any saltwater aquarium hobbyist as captive-bred fish have unique advantages over wild-harvested species. Captive-bred fish are very hardy and more accustomed to conditions found in home aquariums.
The Black Snowflake Clownfish is easy to breed in the home aquarium. The females will be the larger of the pair and the two fish will usually stay close to each other in the aquarium. Clownfish 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 water temperature. The fry must be reared in a separate aquarium on a diet of rotifers followed by baby brine shrimp.
The diet of the Black Snowflake Clownfish consists of almost any meaty food items and herbivore preparations.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" 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.