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Which clownfish make which clownfish?

 Ever wonder how all the different types of clown fish and designer clownfish came to be? I do. Well this is the how 

(Darwin)Black clown fish + Snowflake clownfish = Black Ice Clownfish

 

Darwin Ocellaris also called the Black Ocellaris clown fish.  It is naturally found in the Darwin area of Northern Australia.  These fish are rarely, if ever imported from the wild so captive bred specimens make up nearly the entire market.
Snow Flake Ocellaris:
Snowflake Ocellaris Clownfish is a color variation of the regular Ocellaris Clownfish. Just like real snowflakes, no two fish look alike. We offer three different grades of Snowflake Ocellaris Clownnfish; Snowflake Ocellaris Clownfish, Premium Ocellaris Clownfish and Extreme Ocellaris Clownfish. Grading of Snowflake Clownfish is based on the amount and shape of the white markings. In the regular grade of Snowflake Ocellaris Clownfish the body stripes will have irregular edges and all three body stripes are distinguishable.

The Black Ice Clownfish is a cross between Darwin Ocellaris and Snowflake Ocellaris species. The coloration is a mixture of bright orange, rust orange, black and irregular-shaped white bands. This is a definitely a uniquely distinctive clownfish.

 

The black ice clown fish

 

Extream: Version of Black Ice Clownfish

what makes them "X-tream" ? I believe it is that the white on body and head connect. I have a really nice pair of these I have decided to not sell and try to breed.
Next up the Onxy Perc

The Onxy is a cross between.....nothing! It is not a Hybrid, more on that later. The Onyx Clownfish is a Percula Clownfish with jet black coloration between the white stripes. Fish breeding pioneer Bill Addison was responsible for bringing the purest black onyx clownfish to the hobby by selective breeding of many generations of Percula Clownfish with the blackest markings. He started this line by establishing more than 50 breeding pairs of Percula Clownfish with darker than usual coloration. He then selected the offspring with the blackest coloration.

 

Percula clownfish: (note the thickness of the black line)

 

 

Ocellaris clownfish: 

Another name for the Ocellaris is the "false" Perc because they are often mistaken for Perculas. One of the easiest way to tell them apart in the thickness of the black lines. I have owned both and find them both awesome in every way. Sometimes the Perc can be a little more aggressive then the Ocellaris. With proper hiding spots and not overstocking your aquarium both are extremely similar and will and can breed together. 

 

Here is a Percula that is the start of getting to Onxy. (AS in it has more black so if you selective breed them you will end up with Onxy....sometimes, maybe.

Another example of a Percula:

another true percula Amphiprion, (you can see how the progression of choosing the ones with the most black coloration and breeding those offspring of  these Percs will eventually get to an Onxy.
yes we added a word "amphiprion"...? What does that mean? 

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 The genus name Amphiprion is derived from the Greek word “amphi” which means on both sides and the Greek word “prion” which means saw. Other synonyms used in previous scientific literature include Amphiprion melanurus Cuvier 1830 and Amphiprion bicolor Castelnau 1873.

This genus name is specific to the clownfish. In Latin, ocellaris means "a (little) eye." Clownfish do not actually have little eyes, but rather eyes with grayish-orange irises that make their eyes appear larger than they truly are.

Order – Perciformes
Family – Pomacentridae
Genus – Amphiprion
Species – ocellaris

we side tracked a little. 

wymoing wht ...2 reg ocillarius produced some in there fry and they were bred together

black photon cross beween darwin and onxy

moch vinci - jet black naked occil and a davinci grades when wht bars conect

black storm- moch vinci + mocha vinci > mutaion> black storm

mocha clown fish - 

picaso- grading comes down to wht markings and how many breaks or interputions

snowflake clownfish- least amount of interuptions the higher the grade

phantom clown fish- 

frostbite- cross between wym wht and snowflake ocill 

black ice cross premium snowflake and black darwin

 clown fish genetics lineage lines

 

The Flurry Clownfish is a striking color variety of Ocellaris Clownfish demonstrating a high degree of pure white with only a few black dots. Flurry Clownfish are a result of crossing a Wyoming White Clownfish with Frostbite Clownfish. Some Flurry clowns may even possess pearly eyes.

 

Blacker ice clownfish

blacker ice clownfish

Blacker Ice (Amphiprion ocellaris) 

Description:
Similar to the Black Ice, Blacker Ice are the resultant cross between our Black Ice and Black Ocellaris. Black Ice Snowflakes have exaggerated barring with unique patterns.

Behavior:
Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion ocellaris is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. Remaining smaller individuals are usually tolerated but will not be reproductively active.

Compatibility:
Usually ignores reef invertebrates and corals. Clownfishes sometimes adopt various corals and algae as substitutes for host anemones.

Food:
Clownfishocd's specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid will be readily accepted.

 

Cinnamon Clownfish (Amphiprion melanopus)

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Description:

A red-colored clownfish with a white stripe running through the opercula. Most specimens possess a black patch on the posterior flank. The white stripe of some individuals may contain reflective blue pigments. The pelvic fins are black.

Natural Ecology:
This species naturally lives among the tentacles of Bubble-tip anemones (Entacmaea quadricolor), Sebae anemones (Heteractis crispa), and Magnificent anemones (Heteractis magnifica). This natural behavior protects wild clownfishes from predators. Proaquatix clownfishes do not require anemone hosts but will accept them if present.

Indigenous To:
Range extends from Sulawesi and Moluccas eastward to Society Islands, northward to Mariana Islands, southward to the Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, and Tonga.

Behavior:
Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion melanopus is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. Other smaller individuals are rarely tolerated. Presence of the female significantly impedes the growth rate of the male.

Compatibility:
Usually ignores reef invertebrates and corals. Clownfishes sometimes adopt various corals and algae as substitutes for host anemones.

Food:
Clownfishocd's specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid will be readily accepted.

 

 

Photon (Amphiprion ocellaris)

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Description:

The body of a black ocellaris with a face and underside of bright orange, fins may also be bright orange.  The Photon Clownfish is a cross between the black and white Darwin Ocellaris and Onyx Percula Clownfish.

Behavior:
Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion ocellaris is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. Remaining smaller individuals are usually tolerated but will not be reproductively active.

Compatibility:
Usually ignores reef invertebrates and corals. Clownfishes sometimes adopt various corals and algae as substitutes for host anemones.

Food:
Clownfishocd's specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid will be readily accepted.

 

Premium Picasso (Amphiprion percula) 

Premium Picasso clownfish for sale at clownfishocd.com

Description:
An orange-colored clownfish with three white stripes. Black margins are found on the edges of all fins and the borders of the white stripes. Like the Picassos, Premium Picassos have exaggerated barring, but our Premiums have enough white barring so the second and third bars are merged on BOTH sides of the fish.

Natural Ecology:
This Percula variant is only rarely found in the wild.

Behavior:
Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion percula is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. The female may not tolerate other smaller individuals.

Compatability:
Usually ignores reef invertebrates and corals. Clownfishes sometimes adopt various corals and algae as substitutes for host anemones.

Food:
Clownfishocd's specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid.

 

 

 

Onyx (Amphiprion percula) 

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Description:
Onyx are Amphiprion percula that exhibit more than normal black coloration.

Behavior:

Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion percula is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. The female may not tolerate other smaller individuals.

Compatibility:
Usually ignores reef invertebrates and corals. Clownfishes sometimes adopt various corals and algae as substitutes for host anemones.

Food:
Clownfishocd's specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid.

 

Black Ocellaris (Amphiprion Ocellaris) 

Black Ocellaris (Amphiprion Ocellaris) Darwin Ocellaris, Darwins, Black Percula

Description:
With today’s successful breeding strategies, rarely are Black Ocellaris taken from the wild. Our blacks have been selectively bred for excellent color. We strive to deliver nearly all black fish with white barring. There is always some variation among individuals, but no more than slight orange on the face (which will darken with time).

Also Known As: Darwin Ocellaris, Darwins, Black Percula

Indigenous To: Darwin region of Australia

Behavior:
Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion ocellaris is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. Remaining smaller individuals are usually tolerated but will not be reproductively active.

Compatibility:
Usually ignores reef invertebrates and corals. Clownfishes sometimes adopt various corals and algae as substitutes for host anemones.

Food:
Clownfishocd's specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid will be readily accepted.

 

Clarki Clownfish (Amphiprion clarki) 

 clarki clownfish

Description:
Numerous variations are found in wild Amphiprion clarkii, probably due to some degree of reproductive isolation of certain populations throughout its wide geographical distribution. Variation exists with respect to any combination of three characters—body color, caudal fin color, and the number of stripes. Body color includes yellow, tan, and black. Caudal fins can be white or yellow. The number of stripes varies from 2 to 3, while stripes may sometimes be inconspicuous.

Natural Ecology: 
This species naturally lives among the tentacles of pizza anemones (Cryptodendrum adhesivum) Bubble-tip anemones (Entacmaea quadricolor), Sand anemones (Heteractis aurora), Sebae anemones (Heteractis crispa), Magnificent anemones (Heteractis magnifica), Malu anemones (Heteractis malu), Long-tentacle anemones (Macrodactyla doreensis), Giant Carpet anemones (Stichodactyla gigantea), and Carpet anemones (Stichodactyla haddoni and Stichodactyla mertensii). This natural behavior protects wild clownfishes from predators. Without anemones hosts, some large wild Amphiprion clarkii can be shy or easily frightened. Clarki clownfishes do not require anemone hosts but will accept them if present.

Indigenous To:
Range extends from the Arabian Gulf to Fiji, as far north as Japan, as far south as Maldives, and as far west as Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.

Behavior:
Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion clarkii is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. Anecdotal aquarium literature suggests that the female Amphiprion clarkii is sometimes unable to inhibit the male-to-female sex change of the male within a colony, leading to multiple female colonies.

Food:
Specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid will be readily accepted.

An example of a nice Picasso Clarki (my precious) picasso clarki

 

 

Premium Snowflake (Amphiprion ocellaris)

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Description:
When compared to common Ocellaris, Snowflakes have exaggerated barring with unique patterns. Our Premium Snowflakes have enough barring so that the first and second bars are merged on BOTH sides of the fish.

Natural Ecology:
This variant of Ocellaris is rarely found in the wild.

Behavior:
Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion ocellaris is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. Remaining smaller individuals are usually tolerated but will not be reproductively active.

Compatibility:
Usually ignores reef invertebrates and corals. Clownfishes sometimes adopt various corals and algae as substitutes for host anemones.

Food:
Specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid will be readily accepted.

 

Premium Black Snowflake (Amphiprion ocellaris) 

premium black snowflake clownfish

Description:
Premium Black Snowflakes are a variation from the Black Snowflake where the first and second bars are merged on both sides.

Behavior:
Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion ocellaris is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. Remaining smaller individuals are usually tolerated but will not be reproductively active.

Compatibility:
Usually ignores reef invertebrates and corals. Clownfishes sometimes adopt various corals and algae as substitutes for host anemones.

Food:
Specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid will be readily accepted.

 

Bullet Hole (Amphiprion ocellaris)

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Description: Bullet Hole clownfish are Snowflakes, Black Snowflakes, Blacker Ice, and Black Ice which exhibit dots in their barring.

Also Known As: Buckshot Clowns

Behavior:
Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion ocellaris is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. Remaining smaller individuals are usually tolerated but will not be reproductively active.

Compatibility:
Usually ignores reef invertebrates and corals. Clownfishes sometimes adopt various corals and algae as substitutes for host anemones.

Food:
Specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid will be readily accepted.

bullet holehttps://clownfishocd.com/pages/bonnie-clyde-clownfish-buckshot-bullet-hole-clownfish

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"

Bulletholes AKA buckshot clowns and Frostbite often get confused it is best to see exactly what individual fish you are getting. Usually if the white portion looks like a hole and you see the orange body behind its a bullethole, and if you see a black spot its a frostbite, sometimes you see both aghhhhh!!! clownfish rare clownfish

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Flurry (Amphiprion ocellaris)

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Description:
Flurries are the resultant cross between Wyoming Whites and extreme snowflakes.

Natural Ecology:
This variant of Ocellaris is rarely found in the wild.

Behavior:
Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion ocellaris is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. Remaining smaller individuals are usually tolerated but will not be reproductively active.

Compatibility:
Usually ignores reef invertebrates and corals. Clownfishes sometimes adopt various corals and algae as substitutes for host anemones.

Food:
Specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid will be readily accepted.

 

Wyoming White (Amphiprion ocellaris)

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Description:
When compared to common Ocellaris, Wyoming Whites have extremely exaggerated barring. They are almost completely milky white in color.

Natural Ecology:
This variant of Ocellaris is rarely if ever found in the wild.

Behavior:
Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion ocellaris is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. Remaining smaller individuals are usually tolerated but will not be reproductively active.

Compatibility:
Usually ignores reef invertebrates and corals. Clownfishes sometimes adopt various corals and algae as substitutes for host anemones.

Food:
Specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid will be readily accepted.

wyoming whites clownfishEdith&Archie

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 clownfish bonded pairs for salesDit&Dah Morse

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Extreme Snowflake (Amphiprion ocellaris)

extream snowflake vs X-tream BLKICEclownfish being paired

Description:
When compared to common Ocellaris, Snowflakes have exaggerated barring with unique patterns. Our Extreme Snowflakes have barring so exaggerated that all three bars are merged on BOTH sides of the fish

Natural Ecology:
This variant of Ocellaris is rarely found in the wild.

Behavior:
Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion ocellaris is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. Remaining smaller individuals are usually tolerated but will not be reproductively active.

Compatibility:
Usually ignores reef invertebrates and corals. Clownfishes sometimes adopt various corals and algae as substitutes for host anemones.

Food:
Specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid will be readily accepted.

 

 

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