Peach Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion perideraion)
Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfish)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 10 to 100 ft. Size: 4.25 in. Jumps: No Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Algae, copepods, worms, fish eggs, amphipods, iosopods
Natural History: The Pink Skunk Clownfish is found in small groups associated with anemones (H. magnifica preferred). It is found on reef faces and slopes in breeding groups on the anemones. It generally remains closely associated with its host anemone, with juveniles rarely leaving the tentacles.
Husbandry: The Pink Skunk Clownfish is a common aquarium fish but vulnerable to poor water quality and Brooklynella infection. It is rarely aggressive with other anemonefishes. It may be picked on by more aggressive tankmates so it should be housed in peaceful company. It tends to acclimate better if an anemone is present to bond with. Captive-raised individuals are best.
Reproduction: Its spawning behavior has been observed. This species spawns on rock and rubble near the host anemone. Eggs are deposited and fertilized in the nest and the parents guard the eggs. This is repeated throughout the year.
AKA: Pink Skunk Anemonefish, Pink Anemonefish
|© SeaScape Studio|
|Home > Library > Fish Taxonomy > Clownfish, Damselfish > Peach Skunk Clownfish <> [References]||Back|