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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:48 pm 
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This thread has been started to help on the ID of Clownfish. With so many different variations out there now its hard to keep up. Please feel free to post any photos......


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Perhaps we should start with the basic difference between Percula and Ocellaris Clownfish (A.Purcula and A.Ocellaris)

How Ocellaris and Percula Clownfish are Different

There are a number of differences between the two species. Let’s take a look at a few:

Dorsal fin spines: The True Percula Clown (Amphiprion percula) typically has 10 dorsal spines. These are the spines in the fin on the very top of the fish. The False Percula (Amphiprion ocellaris) has 11 dorsal fin spines. On rare occasions the A. percula will have 9 dorsal spines and the A. ocellaris will have 10. However, in general, the True Percula will have 10 and the False Percula 11. Also, the back part of the dorsal fin is generally taller on the False Percula (Ocellaris) than it is on the True Percula.

Black outlines: False Perculas often have much less black outlining their white strips. Sometimes it may look as though there is no black at all, but there is almost always at least a thin black outline adjacent to the white stripes. The True Percula, on the other hand, usually has thicker black stripes outlining the white stripes on their body. This is generally true of standard clownfish, although colorations and patterns can vary greatly from one fish to another. Therefore, this is not a true test one way or the other. It is a good piece of evidence though, when taking into account the other differences.

Eye color: Another way to tell the difference between the two species is often the color of the eye. On the True Percula, the eye shows more orange color to it surrounding the pupil. Conversely, the Ocellaris clownfish has more black surrounding the pupil.

Extract taken from this website which has a really handy video to see the difference:
http://www.ocellarisclownfish.com/diffe ... clownfish/

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To get the ball rolling I will start with PICASSO CLOWNFISH:

The Picasso Clownfish is a color variation of the regular Percula Clownfish. The body color and general morphology of Picasso Clownfish is similar to the regular Percula Clownfish, but the stripe pattern is very different. The three white body stripes, and especially the middle stripe, are exaggerated and have various odd shapes. Grading of Picasso Clownfish is based on the amount and shape of the white markings. Premium Picasso Clownfish has more white markings than Picasso clownfish and at least two stripes on each side of the fish are joined.

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This is what a normal Percula Clownfish Looks like:

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