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Orange Skunk Clownfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Orange Skunk Clownfish
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The Orange Skunk Clownfish, also known as the Skunk-striped Anemonefish, is pale orange with one white stripe behind the head that runs down the entire length of the back.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with many hiding places is desirable. An anemone host such as Stichodactyla mertensii or Heteractis crispa is preferred, but not required. It is semi-aggressive towards conspecifics and may be intimidated by boisterous 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.

It will breed in an aquarium with or without an anemone host.

The Orange Skunk Clownfish diet should consist of a variety of meaty food items such as chopped shrimp and frozen herbivore preparations.

Fish Facts

Name: Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos)

Family: Pomacentridae

Range: Indo-Pacific

Size: Up to 4 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: Moderate

Care Level: Egg Layer

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