Percula Clown Fish Care Sheet



Percula Clown Fish, photo by tommyschultz
  • Scientific Name: Amphiprion percula
  • Lifespan: Approximately 10-15 years if proper care is given
  • Size: Up to 3.5 inches
  • Care: Easy
  • Community: Yes, as long as you have lots of room for them to move around.
  • Lifestyle: Diurnal, active during the day.

Tank Requirements

  • Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallon tank, bigger is always better.
  • Water Conditions: 74-82° F, dKH 8-12, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4


A hood is recommended as it aids in helping your fish stay in the tank. Also, the hood keeps debris or dust from falling into the tank.


For Lighting: Full spectrum lighting – T5 is recommended. If hosing live rock, corals, and etc… special lighting is needed for the proper growth of your live decor.


Every fish and tank is different, so it is important to know what you’re dealing with. Some fish love a lot of current and others love no current at all like bettas. Some fish tanks are tiny and some are huge. Knowing what you have, or what you are going to have will help aid you in deciding which filter to go with. Check this article here to select which filter you should go with.


The best decor to put into a percula clown fish’s tank would be a few live rocks, bottom live sand, and a host anemone which they will love to spend most of their time in. Special lighting will be needed if using live rocks, corals, and anemones.


Percula Clownfish will usually enjoy their meaty foods such as mysid shrimp, brine shrimp, as well as herbivore preparations. Recommendation is to feed 2-3 times per day.


Most saltwater pre-made sand will do well.


Note: The information on this Percula Clown Fish care sheet is not a substitute for veterinary care.

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