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Species Name: Amphiprion omanensis

Authority: Allen & Mee, 1991

Common Name: Oman Anemonefish

Range: Western Indian Ocean: Arabian Sea and Oman Sea

Size: Up to 6 inches (15 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits inshore reef areas at depths of 6 to 30 feet (2 - 10 m)

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 - 83°F (23 - 28°C). Rarely seen in the trade. Probably the same diet as other anemonefish, i.e., accepts a wide variety of foodstuffs, e.g. mysis shrimp, fortified brine shrimp, various meaty diced fish and shrimp flesh, and Spirulina flake and should be fed a few times per day. Host anemones are: Entacmaea quadricolor and Heteractis magnifica.

Aquarium Suitability: Should not be maintained in aquariums smaller than 55 gallons and with timid tankmates.

Oman Anemonefish  (Amphiprion omanensis ) Photo Credit:Richard Field

Photo Credit: Richard Field


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