Animal Stories - True Percula Clownfish

Animal-World Information about: True Percula Clownfish

The True Percula Clownfish is a favorite of many marine aquarists, and it now comes in more than 5 different varieties!
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Dylan - 2014-10-17
That is awsome i want my own clownfish but everywhere i look they are out of stock

Anonymous - 2013-02-10
so Im starting a Cube tank for these bueatiful trues that came into our shop last week... they are a pair and the most flawless that I HAVE EVER seen! So my question is in a smaller cube what can I put w them eventually... i was thinking a small dragonet when tank is cycled thru. but clowns will prob not put up well with say a sea horse? I will also get a bubble tip for them cant do much for fish in a 14g cube. I was assured since they are already mated theat the 14 g should be plenty... actually I was told 1 10 would be fine lol..... not gonna do any more 'swimming' fish.... green spottendragonet stay small or scooter. notbig enough for lawnmower unfortunately. or wathman goby or citron clown goby.l.. any suggestions

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  • Anonymous - 2013-02-16
    Thank yo uso much for your reply.... they are truley flawles lol i was thinking diamond goby since they do a job lol and a yellow clown goby and maybe a sharkface or neon goby since they take care of parasites along with a cleaner shrinmp and a pepermint so they too will have jobs... a busy fish is a happy fish lol and obviously som nasaruis (sp) snaail and a turbo maybe not mexican since they get so darn big LOL if I keep up with the water changes and add a refugium to filtraction system I think it would be ok. and some hermits and dwarf cerith snails for the rock nook an cranies...... you think over crouded... the diamond goby may be pushing it w a dragonet of some kind... tghe smaller ones lioke the cycadelic or even scooter. i will also be putting in some soft cvorals mushroomn and poliyps. some carnation coral and xXenia and a leather for some yellow in there all these things I will have to keep trimmed up a bit tho lol.... should help with the filtration in the water itself... add some algrae to refugium with a lil led strip to keep it alive? I dont wanna go crazy w portien skimmer tho thing there is enough flow woth out it. I re,oved all bioballs and added matrix. some used stuff from my shop also. lol think im gonna pick my clowns up tomorrow i will post some pics when they come cuz again they are flawless and already mated!!!!! tank looks preetty baren right now but I even got some sponges on the rock i purchased and they are slready looking better than when i put em in a day and a half ago... sorry long winded just real excited my last tank was a 120g and that was 4 yrs ago so im nervouse about the smaller one... and all these fishj will be added very slowly ($$) and so will the corals.. i will add bubble tip befpore corals so no chance of stinging while he gets comfy :) sry again for long winded msg back LOL :)
Collecting Clownfish - 2012-02-07
Wow lots of room! Sounds like this will be a very COOL tank once you slowly add your inhabitants! I noticed when my clowns do not have an anemone to host (which they do not need to live) if I make a little cave or cozy overhang, they will use that instead. Otherwise, hovering at the top is not a big deal, and they will adjust. They, at times like to "host" the heater or power-heads. No worries, just as long as they are not gasping for air, you are fine. With a tank that big, you can actually have another pair of clowns (not maroons, they are mean) like a pair of pink skunks, ocellaris, or clarkiis. Introduce the other pair into the other end of the tank. I had a 150 with 3 pairs of clowns, each had their own anemone and everyone was cool with each other. I had a pair of tomatoes, perculas and skunks.

jami - 2011-01-31
I just purchased a set of clown fish. I have a 110 gallon tank and wondered if anyone could tell me why they seem to always stay at the top of the tank?

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  • Chris - 2011-02-17
    Hi Jami

    I recently purchased 2 False Percula's which tend to stay around bottom 2/3rd of the tank which is normal for False variety, from what I have read in forums it seems quite normal as True Percs tend to prefer the top 2/3rd of the tank.

    I may be wrong but I have come across similar threads while researching.
    Wish you all the look with your new friends, if your like me I can't stop watching them, everyone thinks I'm a saddo.
  • David Jonathan Brodow - 2011-05-27
    The fish are probably just fearful and don't have a territory of their own. Set up a 65 gal tank 2 months ago. Lost some fish to ich until I set up a UV sterilizer. Now I have a fire clownfish who is doing great. I added another clownfish who took some shots from the fire clown but survived. The newer clown stayed on the top for one week then found an anemone to call home.
  • Kelly - 2012-03-02
    I have a female Percula Clown who sleeps at the top of my 55 gal. She hides in a fake log I put in my tank all day and at night, floats at the top. I'm told that clowns often do that. Also, the top of the tank is warmer than the bottom, maybe they just like it where it's warmer?
coree - 2012-01-15
Why don't you guys have a section for seahorses and pipefish? Some people might want one of those kind of fish. I put that up on the long nosed hawk fish yesterday but no respond back.

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  • red kangaroo - 2012-01-15
    they might be in the horse section that would be funny but i probaly doubt it.
  • Alex Burleson - 2012-01-18
    I apologize that you received no response. However, we are constantly working to better Animal-World, and those are pages we will certainly have to consider.
  • british - 2012-01-18
    I was thinking the same thing cuz I want to get a seahorse real bad.:) p.s. I'm american and I love british people especialy their accent and australians too but british more :)
coree - 2012-01-15
How long would it take the seahorses and pipefish to get on this website?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-16
    As soon as we can. Trying to get the Atlas finished now.
coree - 2012-01-15
what do you mean in the works? the seahorse and pipefish are going to be on this website?

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  • Anonymous - 2012-01-15
    Yup... in the works means we have a Seahorse and Pipefish section being put together. It will also have a few others, like the Weedy Seadragon!

    I really love these guys too, so can hardly wait!
Kitsune - 2009-11-02
I love clownfish! This website is so useful for me! It will help me on my report!!

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  • jackike - 2011-09-09
    Me too. It also helps me with my project especially since no one else in my group is gonna do it. So might as well do every thing.
peter - 2011-07-31
I have a pair of clown fish they are a sebae I think but they have a blue dot above their eyes. Could anyone help me find out what type these clowns are? Thanks for any help.

HAILEY - 2010-07-21
I have had my clown fish for about a week and he just started laying behind the anemone, but now he is laying on the ground of the tank like the tester damsel fish that died, idk whats wrong, but all of our other fish are perfectly fine, and we feed them several times a day. But when we tried to put him in the anemone he went crazy swimming backwards and upside down....HELP!

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  • Jonny - 2010-10-14
    Hello there, i've been keeping marines for some years now & understand your anxieties to help, but it seems to me that he/she isn't bonding with the anemone therefore, take it out and if possible remove the clown to a hospital tank and just monitor the health eg, feeding activities any signs of parasites or stress & then if improved after a week or so then introduce again but under no circumstances try to force the symbiotic bond as this will stress both creatures. If this all fails contact your lfs also explaining your situation. Hope this helps let us know how things are:)
  • Anonymous - 2011-01-05
    Hard to match clowns with anemone and it needs to be the right type...