Spotcinctus Clownfish: ORA produces another clownfish mutant

Is there no end to how cracked out we can make our clownfish? ORA has just released another batch of a designer clownfish, a spotted variant of the Bicinctus clownfish. Hot on the heels of the all white ocellaris, the…

Australia Day, get to know the Wide Bar Anemonefish

In recognition of Australia Day Reef Builders is featuring a few stunning reef animals which live only in the land down under. The Wide Band Anemonefish, Amphiprion latezonatus, is a rare clownfish which is endemic to Australia. Also known as the Blue…

ORA is ever closer to producing all white snowflake clownfish

We have usually been strong critics of the deformity-ladden ‘snowflake’ clownfish produced by ORA but this new batch of nearly all white ocellaris clownfish are another matter. Contrary to what you might believe, this beautiful batch of white clownfish actually…

Designer clownfish fascinating to some, repulsive to others

As long time aquarists, we are somewhat on the fence about so-called designer clownfish. On the one hand, a clownfish is already gorgeous, on the other hand, some of the picasso and naked clowns are somewhat novel to look at.…

Clownfish can smell their way back home: Who knew?

Clownfish are borne they spend about 10 to 12 days in sea, carried by prevailing currents. How do they always return back home to the area in which they were borne? They sniff for leaves that fall into the sea…