Ocellaris Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris Other common names: False Percula Clownfish, False Clownfish, False Perc Reef Safe: Yes Attitude: Semi-Aggresive Diet: Omnivore Care: Easy Size: ~3 1/2" Tank Size: 20 gallons, though have been kept in smaller successfully Origin: Southern Asia Personal Observations: The Ocellaris Clownfish is one of the most popular of all marine fish, and became wildly popular after starring in the film "Finding Nemo". They are good additions to any reef aquarium, and often form symbiotic relationships, which is not limited to an anemone. Powerheads, corals, heaters, and even mag-floats may become home to hosting ocellaris clowns. Contrary to popular belief, an anemone is not required to keep a happy and healthy ocellaris. They are commonly sold as either tank bred or captured specimens. Tank-raised ocellaris clownfish tend to be much hardier and slightly less aggressive than the wild harvested counterparts. While one of the least aggressive clownfish, they still can be a bit of a nuisance, particularly towards other species of damselfish and while hosting. Feeding/care is easy. Ocellaris clownfish are omnivorous, and will happily eat just about anything you put in the tank. They are also fairly resistant to water conditions, and make excellent beginner fish. My pair was the first fish I added to my tank, and survived my anemone death without showing much stress through the whole process, which is a definant testament to their hardiness. One of the neatest behavior the ocellaris clown can exhibit is the "forming of a bond" with their keepers. Mine will follow me around the tank as I move around, and spend as much time looking at me through the tank as I do looking at them. Also, they will even allow a touch here and there, and readily eat from my hand. Breeding in the aquarium is labled as easy, but rearing the fry can be a challenge which will require a seperate tank and also culturing the live rotifers required for food by the fry.