Sebae Clownfish

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Sebae Clownfish

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The Sebae Clownfish is often confused with the Clarkii Clownfish even though they look very different. According to known fish expert Scott W. Michael, the confusion began when several large wholesalers labeled Clarkii Clownfish as Sebae Clownfish many years ago and unfortunately this misconception has taken hold. Clarkii Clownfish are readily available and hardy, but the Sebae Clownfish is rare and less hardy. The Sebae Clownfish has a brown to black body coloration with two wide white body stripes. The second body stripe extends up into the second dorsal fin. Sebae Clownfish have yellow coloration on their mouth, pelvic fin, belly, anal fin, caudal peduncle, and caudal fin. The Sebae Clownfish that is cultured by Sea & Reef has the more sought after melanistic variation which means it is all black on the snout and ventral side of the fish, but still has a bright yellow tail. Wild collected Sebae Clownfish seem to be sensitive to water quality and susceptible to protozoan parasites like Brooklynella (Clownfish Disease) and Amyloodinium (Marine Velvet). However, captive bred Sebae Clownfish from Sea & Reef are hardier and guaranteed free of any parasites and diseases. This species is considered one of the most challenging clownfish to breed in captivity.

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