The Lightning Maroon is one of the most exciting naturally occurring designer clownfish to be discovered since the Picasso Percula of the early 2000s. These fish develop extraordinary stripes that seem to spill over their sides like lightning bolts. Their stripes are highly variable and can take on any number of attractive formations. As the fish matures and becomes darker in color, these patterns will also change and become more visually striking. Historically ORA has only raised Gold Stripe Maroon and related designer varieties including the ORA Gold Nugget, Gold Flake and Gold Dot Maroons. The Lightning Maroon clownfish stem from the geographically distinct White Stripe variety of Amphiprion biaculeatus. Find out more about our work with this fish here.
Maroon clownfish females can reach sizes up to 6 inches! This is a fish best kept singly or in pairs with a dramatic size difference between the individuals.