Tangerine Picasso A

Tangerine Albino Picasso A

Scientific Name:
Amphiprion ocellaris

Maximum Size:
4” (10 cm)


Tangerine Albino Picasso Grade A Clownfish.

Scientific Name
Amphiprion percula

Sea & Reef is proud to present the Tangerine Picasso Grade A Clownfish, which is the first ever produced hypomelanistic percula clownfish. Hypomelanism is a genetic mutation that results in reduced pigmentation. This is especially noticeable with any black pigmentation. However, an effect can also be seen to the red body coloration, which turns lighter orange, hence the name Tangerine Clownfish. Sea & Reef is the leading producer of numerous hypomelanistic (Tangerine) clownfish variations including Tangerine Ocellaris Clownfish, Tangerine Storm Clownfish, Tangerine Snowflake Ocellaris, Tangerine DaVinci A Clownfish, Tangerine DaVinci A Clownfish, and Tangerine Solar Storm Clownfish. Until now, all Tangerine clownfish variations are of the species Amphiprion ocellaris. The Tangerine Picasso Grade A Clownfish is the first Tangerine version of the Amphiprion percula. The hypomelanistic mutation of our Tangerine Picasso Grade A was caused by a similar, but independent, mutation. There is a complete lack of black pigmentation except for the pelvic fins, which appear smoky. Some black pigmentation also remains in the eyes, which appear more brown than black. The body coloration of the Tangerine Picasso Grade A Clownfish is a bright yellow-orange color and is even lighter than the Ocellaris version of tangerine clownfish. Our staff has affectionately nicknamed them "lemons". This Sea & Reef signature designer Clownfish was released on April 12, 2024.

SR Tangerine Picasso A Clownfish group

Temperament & Captive Care
The temperament and captive care requirements of the Tangerine Picasso Grade A Clownfish is very similar to that of the regular percula clownfish. It is a relatively peaceful and hardy clownfish. They thrive in saltwater aquariums with or without an anemone present.

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
This new designer 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), Sebae Anemone (Heteractis crispa), and Giant Carpet Anemone (Stichodactyla gigantea).