Maroon Clown Fish

  • Scientific Name: Premnas Biaculeatus
  • Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfishes)
  • Origin: Pacific Ocean and Eastern Indian Ocean
  • Size: 10 centimetres (4 inches)
  • Temperature: 23°C – 28°C (74°F – 82°F)
  • PH – 8.1 to 8.4
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  • Scientific Name: Premnas Biaculeatus
  • Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfishes)
  • Origin: Pacific Ocean and Eastern Indian Ocean
  • Size: 10 centimetres (4 inches)
  • Temperature: 23°C – 28°C (74°F – 82°F)
  • PH – 8.1 to 8.4
  • Specific Gravity (Salinity) – 1.019 to 1.025
  • Aquarium Size (Minimum) – 180 litres (40 gallons)
  • Appearance (Physical Description) – The maroon clownfish is a strikingly beautiful fish, with its basic body colour really not seen in any other marine fish. It is the only fish in the genus, and it is separated from the other clown fish by the fact that it has a large cheek spine on each side of its head.
  • Diet – Mysids, fish eggs , enriched brine shrimp and frozen prepared food ( Mostly meaty foods).
  • Feeding Frequency – One to two times a day.
  • Compatibility- *See Compatibility chart*
  • Aggression – Can be fairly aggressive towards tank community as it gets older.
  • Difficulty to keep – Easy
  • Captive Breeding – Yes

 

Overview :

Unlike most other clown fish. The maroon clown is fairly aggressive, and it can be rough on conspecifics and other smaller fishes. Mated pairs can be kept together; the female is much larger than the male, and sometimes can be tough on her mate. Maroon clownfish will inhabit the bubbletip anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor), which is one of the easier anemones to keep, so with these fish it is possible to keep a fish/anemone display.