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ID this Clown?


Ryanhdd

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Here is my clown I got him at a LFS and they told me this was a percula. Well I am not sure. Can anyone tell me? Thanks in advance.

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I have had him for about a week.

I am sure its a juvenile its almost an inch long.

I need to know just to know and i would like to get it a mate.

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Thanks. LOL So is it AKA's False Ocellaris Clown bc marine depot says its also known as that and a false percula.

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haha, just breakin your balls a little bit.

 

False percula = Amphiprion ocellaris

 

True percula = Amphiprion percula

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To be even closer,

according to http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/clownfish...l/blpercula.htm

 

Amphiprion percula, it is the True Percula Clownfish

Typically orange in color with three white bars, with the middle bar having a forward-projecting bulge.

Has 10 (rarely 9) dorsal spines.

Usually has jet black margins of varied widths around its white bars, often of which can be rather thick.

 

 

THEN

 

 

 

Amphiprion ocellaris clown fish *the fish you have*

Typically orange in color with three white bars, with the middle bar having a forward-projecting bulge.

Has 11 (rarely 10) dorsal spines.

The spinous (anterior) part of the dorsal fin is taller.

May have no black margins present, but most often has thin, never thick black margins around its white bars.

 

so the word Percula is really only used in the true clown.

 

but having so many people in the hobby, they often misuse the word and say true perc and false perc...

 

now you know, and knowing is half the battle!!

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Thats what I needed to know. Thanks Darklyte24 I was a little confused by what the LFS said. so that cleared it up very well.

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