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A unique variety of this fish, that sports an elongated horizontal white band in the center of its Percula Complex: The two most common Clownfish seen in the aquarium hobby are the two from the Percula Complex; the OcellarisAmphiprion ocellaris and the Percula clown fish Amphiprion percula. The Percula clown fish is known as the True Percula Clownfish. A unique variety of this fish, that sports an elongated horizontal white band in the center of its body, is known as the Picasso clown fish or Picasso Percula Clownfish. The Ocellaris clown fish is very similar in appearance, so is known as the False Percula Clownfish. It is often mistaken for an A. percula species as they both have the classic orangish coloring and contrasting white markings. There are some interesting varieties of False Percula Clownfish. The Snowflake Ocellaris Clownfish that has a large splotched white patterning across its body, a true 'clown' looking fish! Another is a solid orange clown fish, lacking the familiar white stripes, that is called the False Naked Percula.  Maroon Complex:

Some clown fish with prominent band patterns include those from the Maroon Complex. There are just two fish in this complex available to hobbyists and they are perhaps some of the most gorgeous. These are the Maroon Clownfish Premnas biaculeatus and a striking variety called the Gold Striped Maroon Clownfish. Also identified as the 'white-striped' Maroon or the 'Yellow-striped' Maroon because of the color of their stripes. Clarkii Complex:

Another group with prominent band patterns. The Clarkii Complex comes the popular and hardy Clark's Anemonefish Amphiprion clarkii, also known as the Clarki Clownfish or Banded Clownfish. Another favorite that is occasionally available is the the Allard's Clownfish Amphiprion allardi along with the Two-Bar Anemonefish Amphiprion bicinctus, also known as the Two-Band Anemonefish or the Red Sea Clownfish. There is also the Oman Anemonefish Amphiprion omanensis, a handsome...
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