Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfishes)
Scientific Name: Amphipirion perideraion (Bleeker, 1855)
Other Common Names: Pink Clownfish, Pink Anemonefish, Pink Skunk Anemonefish.
Pink to pinkish-orange in color with pale fins; unlike A. akallopisos
and A. sandaracinos
, this clownfish possesses a narrow white vertical headband; has a relatively narrow white stripe on top of the body that starts at the tip of the head running between the eyes, and continues along both sides of, and to the end of the dorsal fin.
To 3.9 inches.
Minimum Tank Size Suggested:
Reef Tank Suitability: Excellent.
Preferred Host Anemone Species:
Appears to prefer Heteractis magnifica, but inhabits H. crispa, Macrodactyla doreensis, and Stichodactyla gigantea in the wild, and may adapt to other anemones in aquariums. This clownfish will spawn and thrive well without a host anemone present.
Characteristics & Compatibility:
Usually non-aggressive towards other clowns, with the possible exception of closely related species as noted above. Can be aggressive amongst each other when in numbers, therefore plenty of room and hiding places should be provided if kept in groups. This clownfish is more easily intimidated by non-related aggressive tankmates.
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.
Guides Fish Care Rating: 2 Stars
~ Stan & Debbie Hauter