Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus)

Description:
A red-colored clownfish with a white stripe running through the opercula. Some specimens may possess a black patch on the posterior flank, while the white stripe may contain reflective blue pigments. The pelvic fins are red.

Natural Ecology:
This species naturally lives among the tentacles of Bubble-tip anemones (Entacmaea quadricolor). This natural behavior protects wild clownfishes from predators. Proaquatix clownfishes do not require anemone hosts, but will accept them if present

Indigenous To:
Natural range spans from Southeast Thailand to Indonesia and Philippines, northward to southern Japan.

Behavior:
Like all clownfishes, Amphiprion frenatus is a sequential hermaphrodite. The largest individual present will exert dominance and become reproductively female. The next largest fish will become reproductively male. The female may not tolerate other smaller individuals. Presence of the female significantly impedes the growth rate of the male.

Compatibility:
Usually ignores reef invertebrates and corals. Clownfishes sometimes adopt various corals and algae as substitutes for host anemones.

Food:
Proaquatix specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid will be readily accepted.

 

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