Originally Posted by dreams
the black clownfish at alive aquaria are amphiprion ocellaris var....i'm no expert, but doesn't that mean that it is actually an ocellaris and not a percula?
Black clowns are indeed an ocellaris.
There is no reason why you can't put an ocellaris with a percula or a regular ocellaris with a black ocellaris. They will pair just fine no different than two of the exact smae species as long as you observe the normal conditions for pairing clowns. The only exception being they might not produce offspring.