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Saddleback Clownfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Saddleback Clownfish
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The Saddleback Clownfish, sometimes referred to as the Saddle Brown Clownfish, is orange-brown with a large white stripe from the forehead to the chest, and white patches on the back, saddle, and tip of the tail.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is desirable. It may be kept in small groups and will be happier if a host anemone is present such as Haddon's Sea Anemone Stichodactyla haddoni. It becomes more aggressive towards conspecifics as it ages.

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 Saddleback Clownfish diet consists of meaty food items, chopped table shrimp, and herbivore preparations.

Fish Facts

Name: Saddleback Clownfish (Amphiprion polymnus)

Family: Pomacentridae

Range: Indian Ocean and Western 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: Moderate

Care Level: Egg Layer

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