The Fire Clownfish if the only Clownfish which does not have striping as an adult. In the juvenile stage, this fish has a white head band that remains through the juvenile stage. This fish in yellowish orange, with a mahogany colored dot that develops on the fish's flank until it covers about half the fish as an adult.
Eastern Indian Ocean.
To about 4".
Provide plenty of hiding places for this fish. While it is a bold fish, it appreciates a lot of live rock for concealment.
Minimum Tank Size Recommended:
This fish requires a tank of at least 30 gallons in size.
Reef Tank Suitability:
This fish is ideal for a reef tank. If there is not a host anemone available, it may wallow in the tentacles of the Toadstool coral or large-polyped stony corals.
Preferred Host Anemone Species:
Characteristics & Compatibility:
This Fire Clownfish is bold and hardy fish. It is territorial in nature and will defend its turf against smaller, more docile fish. It should be kept singly or in mated pairs.
Diet & Feeding:
An omnivore which should have a varied diet including meaty food items and algae. A high quality marine omnivore flake food with these items can supply adequate levels of these nutrients. Feed 2 to 3 times per day.