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Pink Skunk Clownfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Pink Skunk Clownfish
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The Pink Skunk Clownfish, also known as the Pink Skunk Anemonefish, or False Skunk-striped Anemonefish, has a peach-orange base color with one white stripe behind the head that runs from the nose and down the entire length of the back. Another contrasting white stripe is located just behind the eyes.

It is semi-aggressive towards conspecifics and may be intimidated by boisterous tank mates. A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with many hiding places is desirable. An Anemone host such as Stichodactyla mertensii, Macrodactyla doreensis, or Heteractis crispa is preferred 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.

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

The Pink Skunk Clownfish diet should include meaty food items such as chopped shrimp, and frozen herbivore preparations.

Fish Facts

Name: Pink Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion perideraion)

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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