Whats the difference between...

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    HeavyHittah LivingReefs is like home

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    whats the difference between a black ocerllaris and a black and white percula??
     
    HeavyHittah, Mar 23, 2008
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    None that I'm aware of.Some places sell the same black/white clown as Ocellaris or Percula.If I'm not mistaken many scientist consider both fish the same fish that has been separated at birth,sort of speak.
     
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    is there a difference in the looks?
     
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    ccCapt Reef Hacker Moderator

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    Ocellaris and percula are 2 different species. They look very similar, but the false perc (ocellaris) has 10 spines on it's doral fin and the perc has 11.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Thats good info Capt.
    Never knew that.
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    me neither. news to me. very cool.

    percs tend to have the thicker black lines and ocellaris have thinner lines, but when all black and white...I didn't know that. 11 spines

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