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Red and Black Clownfish

posted: 05/15/12
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The Red and Black Clownfish, also known as the Black Anemonefish, Red and Black Anemonefish, or the Cinnamon Clownfish, has a reddish-brown base color with a white stripe behind the eyes, and a dark area, which may vary in dimension, on the side. Orange dominates the dorsal, caudal, and pectoral fins, as well as the face.

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 Bubble Tip (Entacmaea quadricolor) or Leathery (Heteractis crispa) is preferred, but not required.

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 Red and Black Clownfish diet consists of meaty items as well as herbivore preparations.

Fish Facts

Name: Red and Black Clownfish (Amphiprion melanopus)

Family: Pomacentridae

Range: Western and South 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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