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Clarkii Clownfish
(Amphiprion clarkii)
Quick Care FactsCare Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Maximum Size: 6"
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: Persian Gulf, Western Australia, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean
Family: Pomacentridae
Species: Clownfish
Aquarium Type: Reef Compatible
Species Information
Clarkii Clownfish or Clark's Anemonefish are found widely distributed across the South Pacific and Indian Oceans all the way to the Persian Gulf in the east to Micronesia in the west and as far north as southern Japan. The wide availability, striking coloration and overall aquarium suitability have made this species a long time favorite within the aquarium hobby trade. As with many Clownfish species the Clarkii Clownfish should not be kept with other Clownfish species unless within a very large aquarium with suitable territory to support multiple species (220 gallon and up with plenty of live rock).
Feeding & Nutrition
Clarkii Anemonefish are omnivorous, and in the aquarium will readily eat brine shrimp, meaty marine flake foods, meaty frozen foods, mysis shrimp, herbivore flake or frozen foods and other similar marine based algae, seaweed or meaty items. They will regularly host in many sea anemones in the home aquarium and will bring food to their host anemone during feeding.
Breeding Information
Breeding Clarkii Clownfish in captivity is definitely a possibility, as they will utilize substrate, rocks ledges or rocky caves to lay their eggs. Unlike some Clownfish species, they do not require an anemone to breed and like all members of the Amphiprion genus, Clarkiis are highly sexually dimorphic.
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