Amphiprion sandaracinos (Allen, 1972)
Other Common Names:
Orange Clownfish, Orange Anemonefish, Orange Skunk Anemonefish.
Bright orange in color; unlike A. perideraion, this clownfish and the similar Amphiprion akallopisos species has no vertical white headband present; has a somewhat bold white stripe that runs from the snout upwards between the eyes, continuing along both sides of the dorsal fin, ending at the upper part of the tail fin.
A species that does well in smaller aquariums, but plenty of shelter should be provided.
Minimum Tank Size Suggested:
Characteristics & Compatibility:
Does best if kept in pairs with a host anemone. Large females can be rather aggressive towards closely related, as well as similar species as noted above. Not unusual for wild-collected specimens to be prone to Brooklynellosis, or what is referred to as Clownfish Disease.
Diet & Feeding:
An omnivore. Should be fed a varied diet of meaty crustacean fares, such as finely chopped frozen or fresh table shrimp, fresh brine and mysid shrimp, as well as suitable herbivore preparations. A high quality, vitamin-enriched, color-enhancing marine omnivore flake food can be given to supplement adequate levels of nutrients. Feed 2 to 3 times per day.