Maroon clowns are well known for their intense coloration and oversized fins as well as their confident disposition. An adult sized Lightning Maroon with fully mature coloration is a remarkable centerpiece fish for any home aquarium. When pairing this species, it's typically best to have a dramatic difference in size between the individuals.
Clownfish are very hardy and durable fish making them a perfect addition for the novice or seasoned aquarist. The Lightning Maroon Clownfish is a good candidate for a reef aquarium. In general, Maroon Clownfish are the most territorial of all clownfish species. Maroon Clownfish are very sensitive to elevated levels of copper, and should never be exposed to levels near or above 0.15.
The females will be the largest of the pair, and two fish will usually stay close to each other in the aquarium. These fish are egg layers and will deposit the eggs on a flat surface, and defend the eggs from other tank mates. The eggs will normally hatch in 8-11 days depending on the temperature. The fry must be reared in a separate aquarium on a diet of rotifers then baby brine shrimp.
The Lightning Maroon Clownfish diet consists of meaty items such as frozen shrimp and herbivore preparations.