Blue Stripe Clownfish (Amphiprion chrysopterus)
Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfish)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 3 to 98 ft. Size: 6 in. Jumps: No Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Planktonic copepods, algae, benthic crustaceans, bristle worms, hydroids
Natural History: The Blue Stripe Clownfish is found on lagoons, pinnacles, and reef crests/slopes, wallowing in the tentacles of its host anemone. It is usually observed in a social unit consisting of a breeding pair and two juveniles associated with a single anemone. It has been observed catching fish and pushing them into its host's mouth. Its hosts most commonly include Heteractus crispa and Stichodactyla mertensii. This species is capable of sex change.
Husbandry: The Blue Stripe Clownfish is a delicate anemone fish. Larger tanks are better than smaller tanks for this species. After acclimation, this anemonefish is quite aggressive by nature and may become more aggressive if a host anemone is provided. Generally, it must be kept singly or in pairs only. This species is vulnerable to Brooklynella.
Reproduction: This species is reported to spawn at one month intervals throughout the year.
AKA: Orangefin Anemonefish
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