Black Photon Clownfish: A complete care guide

If you love Clownfishes and want to introduce another breed of them in your tank then the Black Photon Clownfish is for you. It is a fish that have majestically beautiful colors on its body and it super easy to take care of.

Black Phantom Clownfish: Profile Overview

Prices: You will be normally spending about $40 for getting one of these fishes in your aquarium.

Tank Size: They do not require huge tanks, you only require just about 30-gallon and you can still enjoy this fish.

Care Level: It is immensely easy to fish to take care of, as already mentioned before. It is a great beginner fish.

Temperament: They are a super peaceful fish, just like most of the other breeds of Clownfish. If they are in the tank for longer periods of time, they can get territorial over certain spots in the tank. But another tank that, they are not going to viciously attack the other new additions in the tank, so it is a great fish to keep with any kind of other fish.

Reef Compatibility: Yes, they are a great reef fish to have. The only problem with these fishes is the time when they starting hosting the corals that don't want to be hosted and in this case, the corals will stay shrunken. But they will never go eat or mess with any of the corals in the reef.

Origin: These are captive-bred Clownfish, which is always a good thing to have because captive-bred tend to be much harder and better suited for living in aquariums. The breeder mix Phantom Clownfish with Premium Snowflake Ocellaris Clownfish and the end result is this eye-catching fish you want to have in your aquarium.

Water Parameter

Temperature: You want to keep it between 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit

dKH: 8-12

pH: 8.1-8.4

Salinity: 1.020-1.025


Maximum Size: These fishes will not grow more than 6-inches in length.


They are an omnivore, so they are going to eat pretty much anything you put in the tank. You can feed them:

  • Frozen Cubes
  • Brine Shrimp
  • Mysis
  • Pellets
  • Flake Food

Furthermore, this fish will also be chasing after algae growth in the tank, they will go after anything they think they can eat.


Clownfishes can live with pretty much any fish in your tank. It is always good to get pairs of them, this way they stay right beside each other and chase each other around the tank. And if you have a large enough tank, you can also go for groups of these fishes. 

Aggression in the tank

The bad thing about putting more than one Clownfish in your tank is just to watch that aggression. There are times when pairs of Clownfish would do fine, but in just some time they can become one another's worst enemy.

A lot of time Clowfishes will fight over dominance which eventually will mellow out and they will stop doing it. If you observe that the heat is not mellowing out then it will be a good idea to split them up because they are not going to pair up and in the end, one of them is going to pass away. So, keenly watch out for this when putting a pair or group of them.

If you have got one that is juvenile, it will be a bit of light-brownish in color, but gradually all the brown on their body will turn black, just the color you want them to be. 


Pairs will tend to lay eggs in their aquarium and will hatch 1-2 weeks later. However, it is really difficult to keep these eggs alive, unless you separate them or feed them good quality food and eventually live baby brine shrimps in a completely separate tank. 

So, you definitely need to have a good setup so that when they lay eggs you are ready to scoop them out and put them somewhere safe.


Hosting Anemonies is one of the best things you can get your clownfish to do. Captive-bred Clownfish however will no-longer have that interaction with Anemonies in that instinct to protect them like the one in the wilds do. But they can still host Anemones.


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