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Maroon Clownfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Maroon Clownfish
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The Maroon Clownfish, also known as the Spine-Cheeked Anemonefish or Maroon Anemonefish, has a bold, red body color with a broad white stripe on the forehead, and white stripes on its midsection and in front of the anal fin.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is desirable as is a host anemone such as Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor). It is aggressive towards other clownfish.

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 Maroon Clownfish diet consists of meaty items such as frozen shrimp and herbivore preparations.

Do not move the Maroon Clownfish with a net as its cheekspines will become entangled. Use a specimen container if capture is necessary.

Fish Facts

Name: Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus)

Family: Pomacentridae

Range: Eastern Indian Ocean to Western 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: Aggressive

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Easy

Care Level: Egg Layer

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