Wyoming White Clownfish “Amphiprion Ocellaris”

Wyoming white clownfish

Last updated on August 28th, 2022 at 12:44 am

The Wyoming white clownfish is a fish that has been around for more than six years. It can be found in the Gulf of Mexico as well as off the coast of Florida and Southern California. In terms of size, it’s about an inch long and it doesn’t typically grow more than two inches in length.

What Makes It Unique

The Wyoming white clownfish is the most common type of clownfish, this might be because it’s a hardy species that can tolerate slightly warmer water than other types, like the Amphiprion ocellaris (commonly known as “true” Clown Fish).

The Wyoming white clownfish is one of the smallest types of Clownfish in the Gulf of Mexico, but it still has a beautiful red and blue color pattern. That’s why they’re nicknamed “white” clowns for their coloring. Unlike other types, this species prefers slightly warmer water with temperatures ranging from 68-86˚F.

This fish is a good choice for any saltwater aquarium because it’s hardy and can tolerate warm water. It also takes up the least amount of room in your tank, so you’ll have more space to add other species that require more specific care requirements.

Brief description

Wyoming white clownfish

The Wyoming white clownfish is a sub-species of the Atlantic white clownfish that lives in tidal pools and estuaries. The population has been plummeting since 2000 due to habitat destruction from development, pollution, overfishing, and climate change.

Species profile

The Wyoming white clownfish also called the wyomingensis or pectoralis species of Amphiprion percula is a very rare species of marine aquarium fish. This particular type has been observed in only three locations: off New Caledonia and Vanuatu’s northern islands of Espiritu Santo, Tanna, and Erromango.

The white clownfish has a head that is white with yellow or orange patch on top, a white body with red to orange speckles on the back, and a dark purple margin around the eye area. The fins are also very unique in that they have whitish-blue margins; this fin coloration distinguishes them from other clownfish species. They have a short, blunt snout that is rounded at the front and has a deep body with thick fleshy lips on each side of their mouth.

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The white clownfish are usually found in association with black coral trees but they can also be seen without any particular habitat preference near reefs or over sand flats. They feed on zooplankton and small crustaceans that live in the water column.

The wyoming white clownfish are a very unique species, although their rarity makes them difficult to find for those who want to take on the challenge of owning one as an aquarium pet. They have been observed at depths ranging from 12-15 meters in the sea.

Color and appearance

Wyoming white clownfish

One of the most notable features is their color. The wyoming white clownfish can have a variety of colors: blues, greenish-greens, and browns. They also have thick black stripes which are outlined in white and make them even more distinctively looking than they would be otherwise. These fish often grow to be about six inches long with females being smaller than males on average.


The Wyoming white clownfish is found in the Gulf of Mexico, but it’s not native. They are tropical fish that was brought to this region from Florida more than 30 years ago by man. The aquarium hobbyists who breed these species release them into public waterways when they decide to stop breeding them or lose interest.

Some of these fish make it to the Gulf, while others die.

The Wyoming white clownfish live in murky water with a lot of algae and nutrients. They are usually found near oyster beds or other structures that provide shelter. Once they are established in an area, their numbers can grow quickly because there is no natural predator for them here.


The Wyoming White Clownfish can grow up to six inches in length.

Life cycle

The Wyoming white clownfish lives in the Indo-Pacific and ranges from East Africa to New Guinea. The fish live on coral reefs as well as tidal pools where they are able to feed on plankton, shrimp, crabs, and various other bottom dwellers including worms. They can grow up to 12 centimeters long which is about the size of a dinner plate.

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The fish spawn three times a year and the females lay their eggs on any flat surface like rocks, sponges, or corals. It’s not only female clownfish that care for their young; fathers also guard nests to make sure other males don’t fertilize them. This is known as “mate guarding”.

Are they peaceful or aggressive?

The type of clownfish these fish are is a peaceful species and so, they will not be aggressive or attack other fish. The males like to flare at other males who might try to mate with their female partner but this behavior is only seen when the male’s territory has been threatened.

Wyoming white clownfish care

Wyoming white clownfish

Wyoming white clownfish diet

The wyoming white clownfish eats plankton, plants, and small crustaceans. The fish’s diet is mostly plant-based because they are herbivores that eat algae or seaweed in the wild. They also feed on zooplankton like copepods as well as phytoplankton such as diatoms, and macroalgae.

Tank mates

The wyoming white clownfish can be housed with other types of fishes that are not aggressive. They prefer to live in a 30 gallon tank and they will have plenty of space for a swimming room, hiding spots, plants to eat, and surfaces from which they may jump or fly back into the water column when threatened.

Water condition

Clownfish species are often classified according to their water conditions. They can be found in freshwater, saltwater, and brackish water (a mixture of both). The Wyoming white clownfish is a typical example of the marine type that thrives best in saltwater without any impurities such as chlorine or other chemicals.

The saltwater needs to be cleaned and treated with a good water conditioner. Keep in mind that the lower salinity will not impact these fish, but can affect how well they are able to breathe so make sure there is enough dissolved oxygen in your tank’s water.

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The clownfish should also have places where it can hide from its predators such as sea anemones, urchins, and crabs.

It is important to take care of your clownfish’s needs so they can live a happy life. It might seem like a lot of work but the rewards are worth it! Clownfish make great aquarium inhabitants because they are interesting to watch and often have bright colors that will provide hours of entertainment.

If you are looking to make a great home for your clownfish, remember that they need plenty of rocks and places where they can hide so this means lots of live rock in the tank! Rocks also provide hiding spots from predators but make sure there are no sharp edges on any because these fish are scaleless and fragile.

Breeding Clownfish

Wyoming white clownfish

Breeding Clownfish is not an easy feat. The clownfish spawn the eggs and when they are ready, it will leave them in a certain area to hatch themselves. If you plan on breeding your own clownfish at home, some things that need to be done beforehand include making sure the tank has all of the appropriate levels of water, bacteria, and salt in it.


Clownfish have a lifespan of about five years.

Parasites and diseases

The Wyoming white clownfish is subject to the same diseases and parasites that other saltwater fish are. In Taiwan, for example, they have been observed with external parasitic infections such as ichthyophthiriasis. Some treatments exist for these illnesses specifically targeted to the species.


The Wyoming white clownfish is a predator. It hunts for other smaller fish in coral reefs, shallow water areas, and tide pools to feed on them as food sources. When they are small enough, they will eat worms or crustaceans too.

Does it make good pets?

The Wyoming white clownfish is not a popular pet because it has venomous spines. But if you are willing to take the risk, make sure they do not have any contact with humans or other fish that can harm them!

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