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Species Name: Amphiprion tricinctus

Authority: (Schultz & Welander, 1953)

Common Name: Three-banded Anemonefish

Range: Limited to Marshall Islands

Size: Up to 5 inches (12 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits lagoon patch reefs, reef faces and fore reef slopes

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: Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, H. crispa, and Stichodactyla mertensii. Rarely available in the trade.

Exhibits two color forms - one is orange overall with white bands on head and midbody and at base of tail. Other is black with bars.

Aquarium Suitability: A hardy fish, but somewhat aggressive to tankmates. Minimum size aquarium is 30 gallons.

Three-banded Anemonefish  (Amphiprion tricinctus ) Photo Credit:John Randall

Photo Credit: John Randall

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