Black Photon

Black Photon Clownfish

Scientific Name:
Amphiprion ocellaris X
Amphiprion percula

Maximum Size:
3” (7.5 cm)


Black Photon Clownfish

Scientific Name
Amphiprion percula X Amphiprion ocellaris

Max size
3” (7.5 cm)

The Black Photon Clownfish is a cross between the black and white Darwin Ocellaris and Onyx Percula Clownfish. Early juvenile Black Photon Clownfish have a brown and orange coloration. As the fish grow larger the brown color changes to solid black, while the orange coloration on the face, belly and anal fin is retained. It is a gorgeous designer clownfish with a distinct and aesthetically pleasing look. The Black Photon Clownfish was first bred and named by Dr. Sanjay Joshi who is known for his extensive expertise with LED lighting theory and technology. Dr. Sanjay named this hybrid Black Photon because both parents are black and because he has been nicknamed “the Photon Man” by aquarium hobbyists.

Black Photon group
Temperament & Captive Care
The temperament and captive care requirements for Black Photon Clownfish are very similar to that of the Darwin Ocellaris clownfish. It is a relatively peaceful and hardy clownfish. They thrive in saltwater aquariums with or without an anemone present.

Most clownfish are omnivorous feeders, meaning that they will consume a variety of different food types. In nature the diet of clownfish consists of crustaceans (such as copepods and amphipods), algae, polychaete worms, and leftovers from the anemone’s meal. Our captive bred fish are conditioned to eat a variety of aquarium diets including pellets, flake food, frozen Mysis shrimp, and frozen brine shrimp.

Aquarium host anemones
The Black Photon Clownfish will readily accept a wide variety of host anemones and many hobbyists keep it with the popular and hardy Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor). As a reference the natural host anemones of the regular ocellaris clownfish are Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica), Sebae Anemone (Heteractis crispa), and Giant Carpet Anemone (Stichodactyla gigantea).