The Zombie Clownfish is a distinct designer clownfish with an unconventional and preternatural appearance sure to turn heads. Like a fish that has returned from the dead, the Zombie Clownfish is truly one of the more unique strains of Black Ocellaris Clownfish currently available in the industry. They start out as neon orange juveniles with iridescent, blood red eyes.As it matures, the ORA Zombie Ocellaris Clownfish begins to display varying degrees of its parental Black Ocellaris pigment with layers of smoky-grey and neon-orange splotches culminating to a final dusky appearance.
They are best housed in an aquarium of at least 20 gallons or larger with plenty of live rock. It may form a symbiotic relationship with the certain species of anemones. Though the Zombie Ocellaris Clownfish does not require an anemone to thrive, if you choose to house an anemone, always be sure that your aquarium and lighting system will support the needs of the host anemone before incorporating one into the aquarium.
The Zombie Ocellaris Clownfish, like several other captive-bred clownfish, can be bred in the home aquarium with relative ease and is one of the most common “starter” fish for saltwater breeders. The female will be the larger of the pair, and the two fish will usually stay close to each other in the aquarium.
The Zombie Ocellaris Clownfish is an egg layer and will typically deposit the eggs on a flat surface or within the proximity of the base of the host anemone and defend the eggs from other tank mates. The eggs will normally hatch in 6-11 days depending on the temperature. The fry must be reared in a separate aquarium on a diet of rotifers and eventually baby brine shrimp.
They are omnivores, requiring both meaty foods as well as some greens in their diet. A high-quality marine flake food, rich in spirulina algae, as well as freeze-dried and frozen foods are readily accepted.
Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4″ to 1-1/4”