Rose Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion nigripes)
Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfish)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean (Maldives)
Depth: 7 to 98 ft. Size: 4.25 in. Jumps: No Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Caution
Diet: Planktonic copepods, algae, benthic crustaceans, bristle worms
Natural History: The Rose Skunk Clownfish is found in small groups on lagoons, reef faces and slopes. It is nearly always associated with only one species of anemone, Heteractis magnifica. This anemonefish species is usually observed in small groups consisting of one breeding pair and a number of nonbreeding individuals associated with a single anemone. This anemonefish is reported to rely heavily on its host for protection due to its poor swimming ability.
Husbandry: The Rose Skunk Clownfish is considered one of the more delicate anemonefish species. It should not be housed with aggressive tankmates. It acclimates and thrives better if its host Heteractis magnifica is present. There are reports that this species may associate with Macrodactyla doreensis or even Heteractis crispa which are easier to maintain in captivity than Heteractis magnifica.
AKA: Maldives Anemonefish
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