Orange Skunk Anemonefish

Species information for the Orange Skunk Anemonefish, in the Clowns category.

  1. FAMILY - Pomacentridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Amphiprion Sandaracinos

    COMMON NAME - Orange Skunk Anemonefish

    SIZE - 5.5" ( 14 cm)

    RANGE - Western Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Marine frozen and live fare for carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 8

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Excellent

    CAPTIVE CARE - A varied diet is important, vitamin enriched foods are a plus, will do well in smaller aquariums, purchase captive bred specimens if possible, not uncommon for wild caught specimens to suffer from clown fish disease (Brooklynella hostilis) present when copious amounts of slime sloughs off the body of the fish. Larger females can be aggressive to conspecifics or related species. Best kept in pairs with a host anemone, in the wild hosts Merten's Carpet Anemone (Stichodactyla Mertensii), Leathery Sea Anemone (Heteractis crispa).

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