Clark's Anemonefish (Amphiprion clarkii)

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Clark's Anemonefish

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Clark's Anemonefish

Amphiprion clarkii

Moderate

113.562 liters
113,562.353 mL
113.6 Litres (30 US G.)

5.906 in 14-15 cm (5.5-5.9")

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.5

295.372 K
22.222 °C
531.67 °R
298.706 K
25.556 °C
537.67 °R
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

?:1 M:F

Common

2-5 years

This animal is available captive bred



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Additional names

Clarkii Clownfish, Clark's Anemonefish, Yellowtail Anemonefish, Yellowtail Clownfish, Chocolate Clownfish

Additional scientific names

Amphiprion clarki, Amphiprion boholensis, Amphiprion japonicus, Amphiprion melanostolus, Amphiprion papuensis, Amphiprion snyderi, Amphiprion xanthurus


Origin

Sexing

The female is usually larger than the male.

Tank compatibility

Do not keep more than one pair of Clownfish in a single tank as they're territorial. Will co-habit with other marine fish that are not a threat or aggressive.

Diet

Will take most kinds of marine food including live and flake.

Feeding regime

Best fed small amounts several times a day. If kept in a fertile and healthy reef situation, they can be fed less as they will find food around the live rock.

Environment Specifics

Known to host the following anemones, although most Indo-Pacific anemones will do: Cryptodendrum adhaesivum, Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, Heteractis crispa, Heteractis magnifica, Heteractis malu, Macrodactyla doreensis, Stichodactyla gigantea, Stichodactyla haddoni and Stichodactyla mertensii.

Behaviour

The Clarkii can be quite territorial and will defend its host quite ferociously. It has even known to attack divers in the wild!

Identification

Typical oval Clownfish shape. Two vertical white bands, one behind the eye and one above the anus. The caudal fin is white, sometimes tinged with yellow, but is always lighter than the rest of the body. Body colour varies on the locality of the fish. They usually have an orange base colour with varying degrees of black, sometimes just towards the back of the fish and sometimes covering the whole orange part of the body.

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