Found in the Western and Southern Pacific, this colorful fish has a dark orange body with one white, vertical band, outlined in black, behind its eye. There is a very dark orange-brown patch on most of the back half of the body, fading as it nears the tail, which is a light orange. The fins are posteriorly outlined in heavy black. Juveniles are red and can have several more vertical white bands on their body. Known also as a Dusky, Red and Black, and Black Fin Clownfishes, and as Dusky and Red and Black Anemone-fish. This fish can live a long life in the aquarium, yet is susceptible to "clownfish disease" (Brooklynella Hostilis).
Size: sm. 3/4"-1 1/4"; med. 1 1/4"-2 1/2"; lg. 2 1/2"-4"
No. in Tank: One, unless in mated pairs, acclimated together.
Tank: min. 40 gallon
Food: (Omnivore) Eat mainly plankton copepods and algae. In aquarium, it needs a varied diet including both meats and vegetables.
Adaptation: Need plenty of hiding places and room to swim. The aquarium must maintain high water quality. Do well and live long, especially when starting with a healthy fish
Compatibility: Ideal for a reef system. In the wild this fish lives among Bubble, Sabae, Leather and Magnificent Anemones (in aquarium it does not need these to survive). May get aggressive and fight other clownfish that are similar looking, and pick on the more passive tank-mates.
GOOD FOR BEGINNING AQUARISTS