This variation of the Maroon is mostly available as a tank-raised, or aqua-cultured, fish. In the wild, this very popular fish is found in the Western Pacific. It has a Brown body with three yellow vertical stripes outlined in white. These stripes are positioned behind the head, at mid-dorsal and at the beginning of the tail. It is also known as a Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish. In the wild this fish makes its home at the base of Super Green Bubble and Rose Bubble Anemones, where they have a symbiotic relationship. The fish will dart in and out at predators to protect itself and the anemone. The anemone stings fish that come near it, yet do not sting this fish. And, the anemone will host this fish's eggs until they hatch. They have a relationship that is quite unique in nature.
Size: 1" to 3"
No. in Tank: Many varieties of tank raised clownfish can live together, as long as they are introduced at the same time. This is not true of wild, captures clowns.
Tank: min. 40 gallon
Food: (Omnivore) Need a varied diet of both meats and vegetables, fresh and frozen.
Adaptivity Will take 3+ hours to fully acclimate. Need room to swim near the bottom. Once this fish adjusts to the aquarium, it is one of the hardiest and boldest clownfish.
Compatibility: Best in a community tank with bold tank-mates, as this fish is very territorial. In the wild it lives among Bubble Anemones, but they will survive without them in the aquarium.