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


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

Tank compatibility[edit]

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.


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

Feeding regime[edit]

Twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

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


Aggressive towards other fish and other unpaired clowns.


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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