Native to the Indo-Pacific region, this clownfish is a good one for the new aquarist. It has a peach-orange body with a white stripe running along the back beginning at the nose and ending at the tail. There is a second, thin white stripe behind the eyes. The fins are grayish-blue with the end of the tail a fluffy white. Also known as a Pink Skunk Anemonefish and a Pink Anemonefish. In the wild this fish is usually found in groups, with a hierarchy lead by the largest female.
Size: sm. 1/2"-1 1/2"; med. 2"-3"; lg. 3 1/2"-4 1/2"
No. in Tank: In captivity only one or a mated pair. In a group, they are prone to fighting amongst themselves.
Tank: min. 40 gallon
Food: (Omnivore) It will accept most anything it is offered. A varied diet including frozen mysid shrimp, raw shrimp, silversides, plant material, flakes and herbivore preparations
Adaptation: This fish is shy and likes to hide when first introduced. It needs plenty of live rock and many other hiding places. It does not need to live with an anemone to survive, yet it helps the acclimation go smoother.
Compatibility: It is intimidated by boisterous tank-mates and should be housed with calmer, more peaceful mates. It can become very aggressive to its own species, but will leave other clownfish alone. In nature they live among Sebae, Magnificent, Long Tentacle and Giant Carpet Anemones, but do not need these to survive in the aquarium. Not to be placed with LPS (Large Polyp Corals), or clams as it causes these two creatures stress. It will lay inside the LPS, which may cause them to never again close. An excellent reef system fish.
**GOOD FOR BEGINNER AQUARISTS