Midnight Clownfish

Scientific Name:
Amphiprion ocellaris

Maximum Size:
3” (7.5 cm)


The Midnight Clownfish is a designer clownfish that is a Black Ocellaris Clownfish (also called Darwin Ocellaris Clownfish) without stripes. The Midnight Clownfish is similar to the Naked Clownfish, but is a black variation. Midnight Clownfish are brownish when they are very early juvenile and then develop their deep black coloration as they grow and mature. Some of our fish are jet black around 1 ¾”. The brown markings around their face are the last part to turn black. They are just gorgeous and an excellent reef fish.

SR Midnight Clownfish Group

Temperament & Captive Care

The temperament and captive care requirements for Midnight Clownfish is very similar to that of the regular Ocellaris Clownfish. It is peaceful and hardy. They thrive in saltwater aquariums with or without an anemone present./p>


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

Like the regular Ocellaris Clownfish the Midnight 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), Giant Carpet Sea Anemone (Stichodactyla gigantean) and Merten's Carpet Sea Anemone (Stichodactyla mertensii).