Other Common Names:
Yellow Striped Maroon, White Striped Maroon, Spine-Cheeked Maroon Clownfish.
The Maroon Clownfish has 3 stripes; One around the head, one in front of the dorsal fin and one at the base of the tail. There are 2 varieties of the Maroon Clownfish: Yellow Striped (from the Sumatra area) has wide stripes, while the White Striped is from the balance of the Indo-Pacific area.
The females can be over 5" in size, while the males seldom exceed 2" in size.
Minimum Tank Size Recommended:
40 gallons or more if it is the intent to have a pair spawn. Otherwise, a 30 gallon tank will suffice, even though this Clownfish will only use about 20 gallons of space.
Reef Tank Suitability:
This is a reef safe fish, not bothering corals or other invertebrates.
Preferred Host Anemone Species:
Characteristics & Compatibility:
This Maroon Clownfish is a 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. When mated pairs are in the tank, the female is ferocious in defending her nest and mate.
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.