The Australian Clownfish is a brightly colored variety of the Tomato Clownfish. This member of the Pomacentridae family has an exciting tangerine orange body tinged with a full, bright orange face, tail, and dorsal, anal, pectoral, and caudal fin. In addition to being beautiful, the hardy Australian Clownfish is fairly active and creates a gorgeous, eye-catching focal point.
Like many other anemonefish, or clownfish, the Australian Clownfish will form a symbiotic relationship with larger anemones like Entacmaea quadricolor. The Australian Clownfish is native to the reefs of Fiji and other South Pacific countries. To best recreate its natural habitat, house the Australian Clownfish in larger marine systems with plenty of rockwork amongst which it can hide. Care also needs to be taken when choosing tankmates since the Australian Clownfish is semi-aggressive and may intimidate shy or passive fish with its boisterous activity.
For the best care, feed the Australian Clownfish a varied diet that includes meaty food items, such as mysis shrimp and frozen preparations, as well as suitable flake foods. Some aquarists report having bred this species in the home aquarium with or without an anemone host.
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