Saddleback Clownfish (Amphiprion polymnus)

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Black Saddleback Clownfish

Amphiprion polymnus

114 Litres (30 US G.)

12-13 cm (4.7-5.1")


8.1 - 8.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-5 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Twobanded Anemonefish, Saddleback Clownfish, Brown Saddle Clownfish, Saddleback Anemonefish, Panda Clownfish, White-Tipped Anemonefish, Yellow-Finned Anemonefish

Additional scientific names

Amphiprion bifasciatus, Amphiprion bifasciatus annamensis, Amphiprion intermedius, Amphiprion laticlavius, Amphiprion polynemus, Amphiprion trifasciatus, Amphiprion polymus

Origin[edit | edit source]

Pacific ocean

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Hard to do, as males are the same size as females

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]


Diet[edit | edit source]

Will take most kinds of marine food including live foods such as krill and flake.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

A spacious tank with hiding places is required. Known to host Stichodactyla haddoni or Heteractis crispa anemones.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Mixes well with nonagressive species

Identification[edit | edit source]

Typical oval Clownfish shape. The Saddleback Clownfish has an orange-brown body with a vertical white band behind its head, and a large white patch on its dorsal area which resembles a "saddle". The colouration can vary from orange to black. The pattern of white bars can also vary. A captive-bred variant was developed that lacked the distinctive "saddle" patch is called the "black saddleback clownfish".

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