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Clark’s Clownfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Clark's Clownfish
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The Clark's Clownfish is also known as the Clark's Anemonefish, or Clarkii Clownfish. It has a reddish-brown base color with white stripes and an orange forehead. The anal fin is white with a yellow stripe on the top and bottom.

Clark's Clownfish is one of the most hardy, and therefore, most common clownfish in home aquariums. A 30 gallon or larger aquarium containing an Anemone host such as Macrodactyla doreensis is desirable. It is semi-aggressive towards other clownfish and passive tank mates.

Tank raised clownfish are very hardy and durable fish making them a perfect addition for the novice or seasoned aquarist. If introduced to the aquarium at the same time, many varieties of tank raised clowns can be maintained together in the aquarium.

The Clark's Clownfish diet consists of almost any meaty food items and herbivore preparations.

Fish Facts

Name: Clark's Clownfish (Amphiprion clarkii)

Family: Pomacentridae

Range: Indo-Pacific

Size: Up to 6 inches

Diet: Omnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: Yes

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Easy

Care Level: Egg Layer

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