Native to the Western Pacific, this fish is very popular, and the most recognized clownfish. It has a bright orange body with three white stripes outlined in black. The orange fins are also outlined in black. This fish is also tank raised (aqua-cultured), and are easier to find than the rare wild fish. This fish lives in small groups composed of one dominate, large female, a smaller sexually active male, and a few small males and juveniles. If the female should be lost or dies, the largest male morphs into a female and takes her place. The next male in the group becomes sexually active and the others move up the "ladder" in the hierarchy of this group.
Size: 1/2" to 1"; can get up to 3 1/2"
No. in Tank: Prefer to live in a group, as long as all are introduced at the same time. Do not mix with other clownfish.
Tank: min. 30 gallon
Food: (Omnivore) Feed a varied diet of both meaty items and plant material. Generally will accept all foods offered.
Adaptability: May take up to 3 hours to fully acclimate. Need room to swim near the bottom and places to hide.
Compatibility: Ideal for reef systems. In the wild, they live with Sebae, Magnificent and Carpet Anemones, but do not need them in the aquarium to survive. Will fight with clownfish other than its own species. Best with moderately assertive tank-mates or in an aquarium by themselves.