Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus)

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Tomato Clownfish

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Tomato Clownfish

Amphiprion frenatus

114 Litres (30 US G.)

7.6-12.7cm (3-5 ")

pH

8.0 - 8.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-5 years

Family

Pomacentridae

This animal is available captive bred





Additional names

Tomato Clownfish, Red Clownfish, Bridled Clownfish, Tomato Anemonefish

Additional scientific names

Amphiprion polylepis, Amphiprion ephippium, Amphiprion melanopus, Prochilus polylepis


Origin

Sexing

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

Tank compatibility

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

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

Feeding regime

Twice a day.

Environment Specifics

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

Behaviour

Aggressive towards other fish and other unpaired clowns.

Identification

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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