Maroon Anemonefish

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

  1. FAMILY - Pomacentridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Premnas Blaculeatus

    COMMON NAME - Maroon Anemonefish (Maroon Clownfish, Spinecheek Anemonefish)

    SIZE - 6.3" ( 16 cm)

    RANGE - Eastern Indian Ocean to Western Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 30 US Gal. (114 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet for omnivores, herbivores, mysid shrimp, vitamin enriched brine shrimp, vegetable marine flake. Feed at least 2 times a day.

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 10

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Excellent

    CAPTIVE CARE - One of the largest and most aggressive anemonefish, do not keep with other clowns, or peaceful tankmates, has cheek spines which get caught in nets so caution should be used if netting this fish. Keep singly or in a mated pair, females can get up to three times larger than males, easily acclimates to captivity, will accept a wide variety of marine fare. A specimen container is preferred if the fish is to be captured, plrefers the Bubbletip Sea Anemone (Entacmaea Quadricolor) as it's host anemone.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 17, 2014
    jhnrb, Feb 23, 2009
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