Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus)

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Tomato Clownfish

Tomato Clownfish

Amphiprion frenatus

114 Litres (30 US G.)

7.6-12.7cm (3-5 ")


8.0 - 8.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-5 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Tomato Clownfish, Red Clownfish, Bridled Clownfish, Tomato Anemonefish

Additional scientific names

Amphiprion polylepis, Amphiprion melanopus, Prochilus polylepis

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females are larger than males and have black-toned flanks. Males are red all over.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

This Clown can be aggressive in nature so should not be kept with timid tank mates, and should not be kept in nano set-ups. An anemone is not necessary for this fish to host. It will also host other corals including Frogspawn Coral and Torch Coral. Best kept in pairs.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Not a particularly fussy eater, it will take most flakes, mysis shrimp or krill.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

A spacious tank with plenty of hiding places in live rock.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Aggressive towards other fish and other unpaired clowns.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Orange/red body (tinged with black if female). Single vertical thick white bar just behind the eyes. Oval shaped body and rounded head.

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