Orange Skunk Clownfish, Captive-Bred

lg 90105 Orange Skunk Clownfish
Latin name: (Amphiprion sandaracinos)

Care Level





Orange, White



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons



A 30-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of hiding places is essential to the health of the fish. Anemones such as Stichodactyla mertensii or Heteractis crispa are great additions to the aquarium, however, they are not necessary. Captive-Bred clownfish are ideal for both novice and experienced aquarists due to their hardiness and durability. The Captive-Bred Orange Skunk Clownfish is an excellent choice for any reef aquarium. Furthermore, if multiple tank bred clowns are introduced at the same time, they can peacefully coexist in the aquarium. Adding a few live rocks and coral to the tank can further enrich the environment for the clownfish.

Captive-Bred clownfish are not only easy to breed in the home aquarium, they are also incredibly resilient. The female will be the largest of the pair, and two fish will remain close to each other as they are known to be monogamous. These fish are egg layers, and will deposit their eggs on a flat surface, protecting them from other tank mates. The eggs usually hatch within 6-11 days, depending on the temperature. For the fry to survive, they must be reared in a separate aquarium, with a diet including rotifers and baby brine shrimp. Additionally, proper water quality and temperature must be maintained for the fry to thrive.

The Captive-Bred Orange Skunk Clownfish should be kept on a diet that consists of a variety of meaty food items as well as frozen herbivore preparations.

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