Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion)

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Pink Anemonefish

Pink Anemonefish

Amphiprion perideraion

114 Litres (30 US G.)

7.6-10.2cm (3-4 ")


8.0 - 8.5

22.2-23.9°C (72 -75 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

3-5 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Pink Anemonefish, Pink Skunk Clownfish, Salmon Clownfish, White-Maned Anemonefish, Whitebanded Anemonefish, False Skunk Striped Clownfish

Additional scientific names

Amphiprion perideraeus, Amphiprion peridaeraion, Amphiprion rosenbergi, Amphiprion rosenbergii, Amphiprion amamiensis


Western Pacific: Gulf of Thailand and Cocos-Keeling in the eastern Indian Ocean to Samoa and Tonga, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef, and New Caledonia.


These are hermaphroditic Clownfish. They are monogamous, and host an anemone with one large female, a smaller male and several juveniles. If the female is removed, the male will change sex and one of the juveniles will become the new functioning male.
The males tend to have pink or orange on both tail and dorsal fin and females show up with more white fins.
These Clowns have been successfully bred in aquariums, so if you're looking to buy, we recommend seeking out captive bred specimens.

Tank compatibility[edit]

Primarily hosts the Heteractis magnifica anemone. It is sometimes seen associated with three other anemones: Heteractis crispa, Mactodactyls doreenis and Stichodactyla gigantea.
Can be territorial towards other Clownfish, so should be the only Clownfish species in the tank. A pair or group should be fine but watch for behaviour clashes. Do not keep with overly boisterous tank mates.


Not a particularly fussy eater and should be fed a varied diet. Offer food such as chopped shrimp and frozen herbivore preparations. If kept with smaller or juvenile shrimp species, they may be eaten!

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed once a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

Best kept in a reef tank with lots of rocky caves and rubble to hide in. Will primarily hang out with their anemone and not want to venture far from it.


A generally peaceful little Clown but can be territorial towards other Clown species.
The Pink Skunk Clownfish can “sing” using their teeth and jaw pops to amplify sound for attack and defence.


Similar to the Skunk Clownfish, but the body has more of a pinkish tinge, and there is a slender vertical white bar just behind the eye.


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