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Amphiprion percula

Common name: true clownfish, percula clown

Photo by Scott Wiley

Photo by Kevin Everett

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Photo by Rad Calhoun

Black variant
Photo by Mark Rosenstein / Active Window Productions, Inc.

This clownfish is often confused with A. ocellaris, the false clownfish. Percula clowns have broader black borders on the stripes and fins, eleven rather than ten dorsal spines, and a shorter anterior dorsal fin.

In the wild they are found in Heteractis crispa (long tentacled anemone), Heteractis magnifica (ritteri or malu anemones), Stichodactyla gigantea (brown or purple carpet anemone).

Percula clowns can be difficult to acclimate to aquarium life if they are wild caught. If at all possible, try to obtain a tank-raised specimen.

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