Found in and around Fiji, this fish, also known as a Bridled and a Red Clownfish, is very beautiful and popular. It has a deep orange body with a vertical white band running from one side to the other, behind the eyes. There is a thin vertical white band on each side at mid-dorsal. A very hardy fish not as prone to clownfish disease (brooklynella hostili), as other clownfish. Most are born as males with the most dominate morphing into a female. A good beginner clownfish.
Size: sm. 1/2" to 1"; med. 1" to 1 1/2";
No. in Tank: Singular or in a mated pair, introduced together.
Tank: min. 55 gallon
Food: (Omnivore) Needs a varied diet of meaty items and herbivore preparations.
Adaptivity: Needs plenty of hiding places and room to swim near the bottom. Will do best with moderately aggressive tank-mates. It will take 2+ hours to fully acclimate.
Compatibility: Ideal for a reef system. In the wild, this fish lives among Bubble and Sebae Anemones, but do not need them to survive in the aquarium. If not present, the fish will use a coral as a host. May also Bathe in large polyp corals, causing the coral enough stress that it never closes again. Also a good community fish, if housed with equally aggressive tank-mates. Less aggressive and passive eater tank-mates will have their feed eaten and get picked on by this clownfish.