Clownfish are synonymous with the salt water aquarium hobby. Afterall, who wouldn’t want Nemo in their living room! With their bright colours, hardy nature and comical swimming style no tank is complete without a clownfish, or perhaps a pair. Luckily for nano reef tank fans, the vast majority of clownfish species can be housed in smaller tanks. For hobbyists looking for the perfect fish for their Reef Casa tank, clownfish make a great choice. Due to their popularity, there are a vast array of different clownfish colour morphs available. One popular variation of the Ocellaris Clownfish is the Davinci Clownfish.
The Davinci Clownfish has the classic Ocellaris Clownfish body shape with a unique colour pattern. It has more white than a regular Ocellaris Clownfish but without the random pattering of the Snowflake Clownfish. The orange and white sections of the fish meet in a clean and distinctive curve. They grow to a maximum size of about 3 inches and have the same semi-aggressive temperament as other clownfish. They can be kept singly or as a bonded pair in a Reef Casa Studio 12 aquarium.
The Davinci Clownfish, like other clownfish, is a very hardy fish that is quite easy to care for. They are omnivores and will happily accept most prepared foods. Because almost all Ocellaris clownfish, and all unique colour morphs such as the Davinci Clownfish, are captive bred they are adapted to aquarium life and pellet foods.
Of course one the reasons why many reefers add a clownfish to their tank is to observe their symbiotic relationship with anemones. While captive bred clownfish will often host an anemone they do not need one in a home aquarium and will happily host in many different types of lps corals, or sometimes powerheads. Some reefers claim that by using a piece of PVC piping to introduce a clownfish directly into the anemone it will encourage them to host, but this is not a guarantee.
Clownfish have been a reef tank staple for decades and the Davinci Clownfish makes a unique addition to any home nano reef.