Amphiprion polymnus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Other Common Names:
Dark brown with broad white bar just behind eye; on middle of back an abbreviated white saddle or on middle of the side a partial to complete white bar that slants slightly backwards, extending onto middle and rear parts of dorsal fin; caudal fin mainly dark brown with broad whitish margins, the dark part tapering in width posteriorly; breast and belly either yellow orange or dark brown.
Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific.
To 5.1 inches.
Provide with plenty of hiding places and live rock growth for grazing on.
Minimum Tank Size Suggested:
Reef Tank Suitability:
Excellent fish for a reef tank environment.
Preferred Host Anemone Species:
Heteractis crispa & Stichodactyla haddoni. This fish may do better with a host anemone.
Characteristics & Compatibility:
Wild caught specimens may be difficult to acclimate to tank life. Captive bred specimens adapt much more easily, are usually inoffensive to other fish and can be kept in small groups.
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.
Guides Fish Care Rating: 2 Stars
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