Just clowning around! Do you have a favorite species of clownfish?

Do you have a favorite species of clownfish?

  • Ocellaris

    Votes: 144 55.6%
  • Percula

    Votes: 36 13.9%
  • Maroon

    Votes: 28 10.8%
  • Clarkii

    Votes: 11 4.2%
  • Skunk

    Votes: 11 4.2%
  • Tomato

    Votes: 8 3.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 21 8.1%

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    259

Peace River

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Just clowning around! Do you have a favorite species of clownfish?

A clownfish is a clownfish, right? While many people have an image of the seemingly ubiquitous clownfish, there are many variations. Not only are there different patterns of clownfish there are also many different species. In fact, right now there are about thirty different species of clownfish. Additionally, there are many patterns of clownfish such as some of my favorites: the bullet-hole Oscellaris and the lightning Maroon. Some of the species are more well know like the oscellaris, percula, maroon, clarkia, skunk, and tomato, however there are also lesser-known clownfish species that are available in the hobby such as the allardi, mcculochi, and omanensis. Do you have a favorite species of clownfish?

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My clownfish are somehow related to cats.
One day I randomly pointed a lazer into my tank and the 2 clowns started chasing it around.
I still do it time to time.
 

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They are often nasty but had a pair that bother no other until one day the female starting bothering her other. Still prefer Maroons as they just seem better evolved at swimming and less herky jerky motions. Gets me dizzy looking at some other clowns. Makes me feel like I'm about to go vertigo
 

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This was their first offspring I raised. My only only to survive from that clutch. Had him for 3 years named him Omen(nemo backwards and because I considered him my little good omen lol) l.
Unfortunately he decided to carpet surf when I left the lid off in haste one day. That one hurt
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Just clowning around! Do you have a favorite species of clownfish?

A clownfish is a clownfish, right? While many people have an image of the seemingly ubiquitous clownfish, there are many variations. Not only are there different patterns of clownfish there are also many different species. In fact, right now there are about thirty different species of clownfish. Additionally, there are many patterns of clownfish such as some of my favorites: the bullet-hole Oscellaris and the lightning Maroon. Some of the species are more well know like the oscellaris, percula, maroon, clarkia, skunk, and tomato, however there are also lesser-known clownfish species that are available in the hobby such as the allardi, mcculochi, and omanensis. Do you have a favorite species of clownfish?

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I love my maroon gold stripe!
 

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I had a pair of maroon clowns years ago. I like them a lot however I like ocellaris clowns best. The first clownfish I ever saw were ocellaris clownfish. That was in 1998, well before “Finding Nemo” came out. Although it took about another 10 years before I set up my first reef tank that encounter inspired me to get into reefing.
 

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As nasty as she can be, my experience as a reefer just wouldn’t be the same without Luxo! So my vote has to go to ocellaris!
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I'm happy to nominate Luxo as the poster child of ocellaris clowns. I don't think there's a more famous ocellaris on this forum.

@OrchidMiss Felicia is a gold nugget? What kind is she? Definitely another one for the spotlight!
 

Resetting your reef: Have you ever had to unstack and restack the aquascape?

  • I have re-aquascaped the entire tank.

    Votes: 113 56.5%
  • I have re-aquascaped part of the tank.

    Votes: 60 30.0%
  • I have not ever re-aquascaped the tank.

    Votes: 42 21.0%
  • Other.

    Votes: 4 2.0%
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