Clownfish changing colour?

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Hi just thought I'd ask the question has anyone had a clownfish that changed colour and is it normal? I bought a clownfish about a year ago it was normal orange and white with black outlines however in the past few months it has partly turned black is this a sign of maturity as it is the bigger of my pair and the smaller clown hasint changed. It is an Ocellarus or Percula  I can't tell the difference myself, can't get them to stay still to count fin spines.

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Reply #1

There are a lot of different patterns available.  Often, they develop with age.
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Reply #2

Yes my female (the larger one) has got more black on it now than it did when I bought it. The Male has mostly stayed the same.


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Mine did exactly the same.  Has an orange face now and some of the bottom is orange, but the other orangy bits turned black. 

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looks like a Black & White Ocellaris. They tend to go more orange around the head as they get older.

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Reply #5

Dont they start off black and white as juveniles though?  Mine (and i suspect the OP's) was the perfect orange/white when he/she was young

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thats a very good point.. forgot about that lol!

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Reply #7

Onyx change colours, and have more black come out as they grow (as an example)
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Reply #8

Well I'm still not sure as to the reason for the change as it was the normal orange and white and sold as either an occelarus or perc but it seems quite common and it looks nice and gets on with the smaller clown so all good I suppose lol  :glad:

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