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Pink Skunk Clownfish

(Amphiprion perideraion)

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 Quick Care Facts

• Care Level: Moderate   • Temperament: Semi-Aggressive   • Maximum Size: 4"
• Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons   • Water Conditions: 74-82° F, dKH 8-12, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4
• Diet: Omnivore   • Origin: Western-Pacific
• Family: Pomacentridae   • Species: Clownfish   • Aquarium Type: Reef Compatible

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Native Habitat and Species Information

Pink Skunk Clownfish native habitat, distribution, behavior & aquarium compatibility.

The Pink Anemonefish is pinkish-orange with a white bar down either side of the face, and a white stripe along the back and a white caudal fin. Another contrasting white stripe is located just behind the eyes. It is semi-aggressive towards other similar species and may be intimidated by large boisterous tank mates.

It is recommended to keep this species in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with many hiding places including coral caves and rubble. An Anemone host such as Stichodactyla mertensii, Macrodactyla doreensis, or Heteractis crispa is preferred to provide the clownfish with an environment as close to the wild as possible.

The Pink Anemonefish inhabits coral reefs and is usually associated with the anemone Heteractis magnifica. It is sometimes seen associated with three other anemones: Heteractis crispa, Mactodactyls doreenis and Stichodactyla gigantea. Usually one adult pair and several juveniles are present in each anemone. This fish occurs in tropical marine waters of the Western Central Pacific, from the Philippine Islands, north to Japan, throughout Micronesia, south to Australia and east to the Samoan Islands.

Feeding & Nutrition

How to feed and provide proper nutrition for Pink Skunk Clownfish.

In their natural environment their diet will consist of zooplankton, copepods, amphipods, benthic worms tunicates and various forms of algae. Within the aquarium environment they should be fed a diet consisting of high quality flake, pellet or frozen meaty food items, herbivore preparations and dried seaweed, along with marine based meaty items like chopped shrimp, mussel, clam, etc.

Breeding Information

How to successfully breed Pink Skunk Clownfish in the aquarium environment.

This species has been known to breed within the aquarium environment with or without the presence of a compatible anemone; however, they do require a suitable area within the aquarium to lay their eggs. They prefer a protected area in the substrate or properly positioned rocky ledge. Pink Skunk Clownfish are a sequential hermaphrodite with a strict sized based dominance hierarchy: where the female will be the largest, the breeding male is second largest, and the non-sexually mature males will get progressively smaller as the hierarchy descends.

They exhibit protandry, which means the breeding male will change to the female if the sole breeding female dies, then the largest non-sexually mature male will become the breeding male.

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