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Orange-finned Clownfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Orange-finned Clownfish
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The Orange-finned Clownfish is also known as the Bluestripe Clownfish and Orangefin Anemonefish. It has a reddish-brown base color with two light blue stripes, one behind the eyes, and one at the middle of the body. The entire tail is light blue also. Orange dominates the face, dorsal fin, and pectoral fins. The remainder of the body can vary from dark orange to black.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium that has no other clownfish is desirable. It is semi-aggressive towards other clownfish and passive tank mates. An Anemone host such as Entacmaea quadricolor or Heteractis crispa, or a bulb anemone is preferred, but not required to help the clownfish acclimate.

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 Orange-finned Clownfish diet consists of meaty items as well as herbivore preparations.

Fish Facts

Name: Orange-finned Clownfish (Amphiprion chrysopterus)

Family: Pomacentridae

Range: Pacific

Size: Up to 5 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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