Clownfish - Premium Black Snowflake

Clownfish - Premium Black Snowflake

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Amphiprion ocellaris

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

It was created by crossing Black Ice Snowflake Clownfish with Black Ocellaris Clownfish over multiple generations. The result is a spectacular new variety of Black Ocellaris that has unique patterning in each fish. The Premium Black Snowflake Clownfish demonstrates extreme degrees of white patterning, giving it a striking appearance.

It should be noted that, like the Black Ocellaris, the  Premium Black Snowflake Clownfish spends the first year of its life gradually darkening to its final black coloration and some individuals ultimately retain traces of orange on their faces.

The Captive-Bred Premium Black Snowflake Clownfish is an excellent choice for almost any saltwater aquarium hobbyist as captive-bred fish have unique advantages over wild-harvested species. Captive-bred fish are very hardy and more accustomed to conditions found in home aquariums.

The Captive-Bred Premium Black Snowflake Clownfish is easy to breed in the home aquarium. The females will be the larger 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 diet of the Captive-Bred Premium Black Snowflake Clownfish consists of almost any meaty food items and herbivore preparations.


Care Level - Easy
Temperament - Semi-aggressive
Color Form - Black, White
Diet - Omnivore
Reef Compatible - Yes
Water Conditions - sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size - 3"
Origin - Captive-Bred
Family - Pomacentridae
Minimum Tank Size - 20 gallons