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Species Name: Amphiprion polymnus

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: Saddleback Clown Anemonefish

Range: Western Pacific Ocean: Malaysia east to Solomon Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands and south to Australia

Size: 5 inches (12 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabit shallow bays, lagoon and reef areas

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. Host anemones in the aquarium appear to be: Heteractis crispa and Stichodactyla haddoni. Wild specimens are rarely seen in the trade, and actually a poor choice. Captive-bred specimens are available, though difficult to find, are far the better choice! Usually non-aggressive and can be maintained in small groups.

Aquarium Suitability: Should be maintained with the proper anemone, as noted above.

Saddleback Clown Anemonefish  (Amphiprion polymnus ) Photo Credit:David Cook

Photo Credit: David Cook


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