Care Level: Easy
Color Form: Black,
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78?
F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 3"
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
The Platinum Percula is a magnificent white variation of
the Percula Clownfish. These striking fish do not exhibit any of the original
striping characteristic of the species. Instead, they are typically
continuously white from head to tail. As Platinums mature, they will develop
beautiful black fins that really stand out against the white body and orange
Amphiprion percula is the essence of beauty. However, it
is the famous symbiotic relationship the Percula Clownfish has with various
anemones that truly captures the imagination of most aquarists. In the wild,
Percula Clownfish are commonly associated with anemones such as Heteractis
magnifica or Stichodactyla mertensii.
Native to reefs across Oceania, the Indo-Pacific, and off
the coast of Australia, the Percula Clownfish is also known as the Clown
Anemonefish. In the wild, this member of the Pomacentridae family grows to
about 4-1/2 inches; however, captive specimens rarely exceed 3 inches in
length. In the home aquarium, the Percula Clownfish requires an aquarium of at
least 20 gallons with a fair amount of live rock.
The Captive-Bred Platinum Clownfish is easy to breed in
the home aquarium. The females will be the largest 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 Platinum Clownfish diet consists of almost any meaty
food items and herbivore preparations