Maroon Clownfish

Maroon Clownfish

The Maroon Clownfish, also known as the Spine-Cheeked Anemonefish or Maroon Anemonefish, has a bold, red body colour with a broad white stripe on the forehead, and white stripes on its midsection and in front of the anal fin.

The Maroon Clownfish are very hardy and durable fish making them a perfect addition for the novice or seasoned aquarist. The Maroon Clownfish is a good candidate for a reef aquarium. The Maroon Clownfish are the most territorial of all clownfish species. Maroon Clownfish are very sensitive to elevated levels of copper, and should never be exposed to levels near or above .

Many suggest that the Common Clownfish is also easy to breed in the home aquarium. The females will be the largest of the pair and the two fish will usually stay close to each other in the aquarium. The Clownfish will deposit the eggs on a flat surface and defend the eggs from other tankmates. The eggs will normally hatch in 6-11 days depending on the water temperature. Also individuals have suggested that you should not move the Maroon Clownfish with a net as its cheekspines will become entangled. Use a specimen container if capture is necessary.

This Clownfish is an aggressive eater. It will accept most meaty foods and frozen herbivore preparations.

Minimum Tank Size50 Litres
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 6"
Colour Form: Red, White
Diet: Omnivore
Family: Pomacentridae

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. My Maroon Clownfish is a very small, healthy, pretty fish. Tank-raised is definitely the way to go with clowns, as this one seems far less stressed than any other clowns I’ve owned.

  2. It was my first fish for my first tank and it is still alive and well. On the third day it started eating and now is perfectly fine. My Maroon Clown shares a tank with two Bar Gobies, a Firefish, a Mandarin Goby, a Blue Sea Star, and two Sally Lightfoot Crabs.

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