Found in the Western Pacific, this fish is also known as a False Percula Clownfish, a False Clown Anemonefish and an Anemone Demoiselle. They are orange with three white vertical stripes. One behind the head, at mid-dorsal and at the beginning of the tail. Each are outlined in black, as are the fins. When hatched, this fish is sexually immature, becoming male or female based on the hierarchy of it's school (group.) Sometimes sold as a Percula Clownfish, it is actually a much hardier fish than the Percula. This is a good fish for the beginner.
Size: sm. 3/4"-1 1/4"; med. 1 1/4"-2"; lg. 2"-3"
No. in Tank: Best singularly or as a mated pair.
Tank: min. 30 gallon
Food: (Omnivore) An aggressive eater that will accept most meaty items and frozen herbivore preparations.
Adaptability: Needs room to swim near the bottom and plenty of hiding places. While it lives among Magnificent and Carpet Anemones in the wild, it does not need anemones to survive in the aquarium. Having anemones will make the acclimation process a little smoother, which will take 3+ hours to fully complete.
Compatibility: Ideal for reef systems, though they may bathe in large polyp corals, causing the polyps stress. The stress may keep the polyps from ever closing. Does best with passive tank-mates and other clownfish that are not larger than itself.
**GOOD FOR THE BEGINNER