Ocellaris Clownfish - Amphiprion Ocellaris
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Congratulations, you found Nemo! The Ocellaris Clownfish is likely the first fish people think of when thinking of the saltwater aquarium hobby, and has become a sort of mascot, appearing in many reef club and industry logos. Commonly confused with the Percula Clownfish, the Ocellaris can be differentiated by thinner black striping, darker irises, and (if you can get them to stay still long enough to count) 10-11 spines on the front dorsal fin verses 9-10 on the Percula.
At a maximum size of 4", one might expect the Ocellaris to require larger tanks, but they have a tendency to not stray from their chosen territories, making them a perfect fish for a 20gal or larger, though aggression may become an issue in smaller tanks, especially if they start breeding. Like most clowns, once established, Ocellaris are very durable fish with long lifespans, and make great beginner fish.
Clowns typically aren't picky eaters, and will readily accept frozen, flake, or pellet foods.