Scientific Name:
Amphiprion clarkii
Other Common Names for the Clarkii Clownfish:
Clark's Anemonefish - Yellowtail Clownfish



    Clarkii clownfish typically have a bright orange to reddish-brown body with three distinctive white bands running vertically across their body. The first white band is just behind the head, the second is closer to the middle, and the third is located near the caudal fin. They have a distinctive yellow or yellowish-orange tail, which sets them apart from some other clownfish species. These fish are relatively small, with adult individuals reaching lengths of about 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 centimeters). Clarkii clownfish are found in the Indo-Pacific region, including the waters of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Philippines, and various other tropical coral reef habitats.



    Clarkii Clownfish are omnivorous. Their diet should be varied and consist of things like algae, phytoplankton, frozen brine shrimp, Mysis shrimp, copepods, pellets, and flake food.


    Clarkii clownfish are territorial and often forms small groups consisting of a breeding pair and a few non-breeding individuals. They are known to aggressively defend their chosen sea anemone home against intruders. They are typically found in sheltered reef environments, among the tentacles of certain species of sea anemones. The sea anemone provides protection for the clownfish, and in return, the clownfish provide the anemone with food scraps and protection from potential predators. While clownfish do not require an anemone, it’s one of the best symbiotic relationships a reef keeper can watch. If you intend to keep fish, a netted lid is recommended.



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