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Old 07-30-2003, 11:48 PM   #1
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Ocellaris or Percula clownfish

What is the difference between an Ocellaris and a Percula clownfish? Which would be better for beginners? They are both the same price and look the same except for the black stripe. But is their behavior different?
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I found this really good description of the difference. To sum it up, the number of dorsal spines and the number of pectoral rays.

http://www22.brinkster.com/seafan/fi...clownfish.html

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Old 07-31-2003, 12:17 AM   #3
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A. Percula = true perc
A. Ocellaris = False perc

The Percs tend to be a little more aggressive/meaner than the Ocellaris, especially as they age. If possible, I would recommend tank raised Ocellaris. They are much easier to acclimate, less aggressive and much hardier than the wild caught of either species.

They are even much more accepting of coral hosts if they are so inclined to begin with.

Great article mvcg

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Wow thanks. I finally got that question off my mind.
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