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Species Name: Amphiprion clarkii

Authority: Bennett, 1830

Common Name: Clark's Anemonefish

Range: The most widely spread Anemonefish in the Indo-Pacific

Size: Up to 5.5 inches (14 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits a variety of different habitats, from rocky reefs to inshore lagoons, patch reefs, reef faces, and reef slopes at 3 to 80 foot (1 - 25 m) depths

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 - 82°F (23 - 27ºC), and accepts a wide variety of foodstuffs, e.g. mysis shrimp, fortified brine shrimp, various meaty diced fish and shrimp flesh, and Spirulina flake. Should be fed a few times per day. Very hardy and disease-resistant! Host anemones in the aquarium appear to be: Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, H. crispa, H. magnifica, Stichodactyla haddoni, and S. mertensii. A good beginners fish as they are quite tolerant of poor water quality. Often misidentified as A. sebae. Adults may fight each other unless they are a mated pair. Best to acquire as juveniles and keep in pairs or singly. May eat small shrimp, and, if no anemone is present, may pester large-polyped stony corals, irritating the corals.

Aquarium Suitability: Well suited for both the reef and fish-only aquarium.

Clark's Anemonefish  (Amphiprion clarkii ) Photo Credit:Bob Fenner

Photo Credit: Bob Fenner


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