Bicinctus Clownfish (Amphiprion bicinctus)
Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfish)
Natural Range: Red Sea
Depth: 3 to 98 ft. Size: 5.5 in. Jumps: No Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Planktonic copepods, algae, benthic crustaceans, bristle worms, hydroids
Natural History: The Bicinctus Clownfish is found on lagoons, fringe, and barrier reefs, wallowing in the tentacles of its host anemone. It is usually observed in a social unit consisting of a breeding pair and juveniles associated with a single anemone. It has been observed catching fish and pushing them into its host's mouth. Its hosts include Entacmaea quadricolor and Heteractus sp. This species is capable of sex change.
Husbandry: The Bicinctus Clownfish is a good aquarium fish. It is aggressive by nature and may become more aggressive if a host anemone is provided. Generally, it must be kept singly or in pairs only.
AKA: Twoband Anemonefish
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