Gold Dot Maroon

Gold Dot Maroon

Scientific Name:
Premnas biaculeatus

Maximum Size:
6” (15 cm)


The Gold Dot Maroon is a designer clownfish based on the Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish. Several designer clownfish strains have been developed from Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish, including the Gold Flake Maroon Clownfish and the Gold Nugget Maroon Clownfish. The Gold Dot Maroon has one or more round spots on its body. The spots typically occur on the posterior part of the body, but not always. Each fish is unique. Like the Gold Stripe Maroon, the stripes start out white and as the fish grows and matures, a color change happens with their stripes and spots deepening to a beautiful golden yellow.

Temperament & Captive Care

The Maroon Clownfish is the largest known species of clownfish and has developed a reputation for their bold behavior. The females can grow to 6” and can be very territorial especially when defending a nest of eggs. It is best to not mix maroon clownfish with any other clownfish species in your tank and to only keep a mated pair or a single fish. Captive bred Maroon Clownfish are generally less aggressive compared to wild collected fish.


Maroon Clownfish have a healthy appetite. 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

Gold Dot Maroon Clownfish will readily accept a wide variety of host anemones and many hobbyists keep them with the popular and hardy Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor). Clownfish do not require host anemones to survive or thrive. However, in most cases they will readily accept them. For Gold Dot Maroon Clownfish we recommend the popular and hardy Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor).