Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion akallopisos)

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Skunk Clownfish

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Skunk Clownfish

Amphiprion akallopisos

170 Litres (45 US G.)

10.2-12.7cm (4-5 ")


8.2 - 8.5

22.2-23.9°C (72 -75 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

4-5 years



Additional names

Skunk Clownfish, Orange Skunk Clownfish, Skunk Anemonefish, Skunk Striped Anemonefish, Nosestripe Anemonefish, Western Skunk Anemonefish, Whitebacked Clownfish

Additional scientific names

Amphiprion akallopisus, Phalerebus akallopisos

Sexing[edit | edit source]

These are hermaphroditic Clownfish. They are monogamous, and host an anemone with one large female, a smaller male and several juveniles. If the female is removed, the male will change sex and one of the juveniles will become the new functioning male.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Typical oval shaped Clownfish body. Orange body, white caudal and dorsal fins, yellow pectoral and anal fins, and a bold white line running from the nose, down the spine, to the tail, giving the fish its name.

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