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Old 05-14-2004, 05:29 PM   #1
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Are there any major differences, besides coloration, between the True Percula and Ocellaris (spelling?) clowns (i.e. temperament, likeliness to host with corals, compatability)
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Old 05-14-2004, 10:38 PM   #2
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As far as behavioral differences not really. Amphiprion Percula is a little more fussy when it comes to hosting anemones but not as choosey with surrogate coral host. The Ocellaris is much less picky with either. Ocellaris will tend to be a little less fiesty as well but will aggressively defend their territories just the same when threatend.

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Thanks Steve!

When I do get my clowns do you think I should go captive breed over wild?
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Captive bred (or TR) is a much better choice if available. They are already acclimate to captive care, healthier and typically (but not always) disease free. I have a mated pair of TR A. perculas that are just as robust and active as any WC pair.

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Thanks again steve!
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Steve is 100% correct, but the only bad thing about TR fish are that they may cost a tad bit more. Just look at these prices at Liveaquaria.com

http://liveaquaria.com/product/prod_...=21&pCatId=137

http://liveaquaria.com/product/prod_...=21&pCatId=755

Although, just like Steve, $5 doesnt make up much when it comes to increasing the chances of a fish's life and your enjoyment.
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Yeah LiveAquara is where i plan on buying them from when the time comes...I don't mind the extra dollars if it is better on the fish and the environment
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