Lightning Maroon Clown

Lightning Maroon Clown

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Due to
variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image
provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen

Care Level: Easy

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Color Form: Maroon,
White

Diet: Omnivore

Reef Compatible: Yes

Water Conditions: 72-78?
F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

Max. Size: 6"

Origin: Captive-Bred

Family: Pomacentridae

Minimum Tank Size: 30
gallons

 

The Captive-Bred Lightning Maroon Clownfish has
extraordinary one of a kind ?Lightning bolt? like patterns, no two individuals
look the same. As these fish mature their coloration and patterns will
intensify, become darker and may change.

 

Maroon clowns are well known for their intense coloration
and oversized fins as well as their confident disposition. An adult sized
Lightning Maroon with fully mature coloration is a remarkable centerpiece fish
for any home aquarium. When pairing this species, it's typically best to have a
dramatic difference in size between the individuals.

 

Captive-bred clownfish are very hardy and durable fish
making them a perfect addition for the novice or seasoned aquarist. The
Lightning Maroon Clownfish is a good candidate for a reef aquarium. In general,
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 Lightning Maroon Clownfish diet consists of meaty
items such as frozen shrimp 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.