The Mocha Storm Clownfish is a Sea & Reef signature designer Clownfish. It is the second designer clownfish in our Storm line and was made available to hobbyists on January 22, 2018. The Mocha Storm Clownfish was created by breeding our Black Storm Clownfish with our bright orange ocellaris. The result is a clownfish that shows the characteristic white pattern of the Black Storm Clownfish, but with a Mocha coloration instead of the deep black color of the Black Storms. The brown color of the Mocha Storms Clownfish is a perfect blend or orange glow and freshly brewed coffee (see image below).
Temperament & Captive Care
The temperament and captive care requirements of the Mocha Storm Clownfish is very similar to that of the regular Ocellaris 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
Mocha Storm 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).