McCulloch's Clownfish (Amphiprion mccullochi)

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McCulloch's Clownfish

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McCulloch‘s Clownfish

Amphiprion mccullochi

114 Litres (30 US G.)

7.6-12.7cm (3-5 ")


8.1 - 8.4

20-25.6°C (68 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

McCulloch's Clownfish, Whitesnout Anemonefish

Origin[edit | edit source]

Lord Howe island, one of the Great Barrier Reef's southernmost islands.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are smaller than females.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Peaceful or tolerant of heterospecifics. Can act very aggressively and territorial to conspecifics. In fact, it appears that their aggressive nature makes it challenging to form breeding pairs.

Diet[edit | edit source]


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Does best in a rocky reef setting. Associated with the anemone Entacmaea quadricolor.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Can be very aggressive and territorial toward conspecifics. Dominant fish would continuously harass the subdominant fishes through pinning and tearing apart fins. When forming aggregations or breeding pairs, the quarist must carefully observe the fish. If aggressive actions increase too high, then the fish ought to be separated with mesh dividers, clear perforated cups, and other tools.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An oval fish with a white caudal fin, black body and a white vertical band over the gill plate.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Kevin Kohen's Breeding Experience