Maldives Anemonefish

Species information for the Maldives Anemonefish, in the Clowns category.

  1. FAMILY - Pomacentridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Amphriprion Nigripes

    COMMON NAME - Maldives Anemonefish (Blackfinned Anemonefish)

    SIZE - 4.3" (11 cm)

    RANGE - Indian Ocean

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US Gal. (76 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Fresh and frozen marine fare for carnivores, omnivores, herbivores, mysid and vitamin enriched brine shrimp, finely chopped table shrimp, feed at least two times a day.

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 6

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Excellent

    CAPTIVE CARE - Not often seen for sale, best to acquire captive bred if possible, this fish ships poorly from its native waters, and if you buy wild make sure the specimen is heathy and feeding, can be kept in small groups if enough anemones are available, prefers the Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis Magnifica) as its host. Groups need plenty of room, can be aggressive to conspecifics, usually not aggressive toward other anemonefish unless of similar species, may be picked on by other clown fish.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 17, 2014
    jhnrb, Feb 22, 2009
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