Reef Frontiers en-us http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:59:40 -0500 PhotoPost Pro 7.0 60 IMG_3719 http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=1031&title=img-3719&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=1031&amp;title=img-3719&amp;cat=514"><img title="IMG_3719.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/IMG_3719.jpg" alt="IMG_3719.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: radar1 radar1 Fri, 06 Jul 2007 17:33:37 -0500 My clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=1008&title=my-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=1008&amp;title=my-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="Chris_-_12-25-06.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/Chris_-_12-25-06.jpg" alt="Chris_-_12-25-06.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: RocketScientist<br /><br />Description: Don't know if she is a Clarkii or a Sabae but she she's mine :) RocketScientist Sun, 25 Feb 2007 01:56:00 -0600 Maroon Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=1000&title=maroon-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=1000&amp;title=maroon-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="clownysm.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/clownysm.jpg" alt="clownysm.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: abelltx<br /><br />Description: This was shot a 1/54,000th of a shutter speed. (Same technique used by advanced photographers for hummingbirds.) abelltx Mon, 27 Nov 2006 19:53:25 -0600 Amphiprion frenatus Male &amp; Eggs http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=994&title=amphiprion-frenatus-male26amp-3b-eggs&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=994&amp;title=amphiprion-frenatus-male26amp-3b-eggs&amp;cat=514"><img title="100_4590.JPG" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/100_4590.JPG" alt="100_4590.JPG" /></a><br /><br />by: The Apprentice<br /><br />Description: Same day before Baby's hatched. See Mojo's Post on Amphiprion frenatus &quot; Tomato Clowns The Apprentice Fri, 24 Nov 2006 07:09:08 -0600 Clowny http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=887&title=clowny&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=887&amp;title=clowny&amp;cat=514"><img title="clown1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/clown1.jpg" alt="clown1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: abelltx<br /><br />Description: He seems to be more of a copper color than the &quot;Nemo&quot; color.<br /><br />2 comments abelltx Fri, 24 Feb 2006 21:39:33 -0600 Clowns Breeding 3 http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=853&title=clowns-breeding-3&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=853&amp;title=clowns-breeding-3&amp;cat=514"><img title="clownsbreeding9.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/clownsbreeding9.jpg" alt="clownsbreeding9.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ldrhawke<br /><br />1 comment ldrhawke Wed, 19 Oct 2005 23:13:33 -0500 Clowns Breeding 2 http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=852&title=clowns-breeding-2&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=852&amp;title=clowns-breeding-2&amp;cat=514"><img title="clownsbreeding4.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/clownsbreeding4.jpg" alt="clownsbreeding4.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ldrhawke<br /><br />1 comment ldrhawke Wed, 19 Oct 2005 23:12:50 -0500 Clowns Breeding 1 http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=850&title=clowns-breeding-1&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=850&amp;title=clowns-breeding-1&amp;cat=514"><img title="clownsbreeding1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/clownsbreeding1.jpg" alt="clownsbreeding1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ldrhawke<br /><br />3 comments ldrhawke Wed, 19 Oct 2005 23:09:28 -0500 Smile for the camera closeup http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=849&title=smile-for-the-camera-closeup&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=849&amp;title=smile-for-the-camera-closeup&amp;cat=514"><img title="Closeupclown.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/Closeupclown.jpg" alt="Closeupclown.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ldrhawke ldrhawke Wed, 19 Oct 2005 23:08:40 -0500 snow white clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=838&title=snow-white-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=838&amp;title=snow-white-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="050801-1_25335_35997_.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/050801-1_25335_35997_.jpg" alt="050801-1_25335_35997_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: <br /><br />Description: snow white clownfish<br /><br />2 comments Sat, 08 Oct 2005 02:30:07 -0500 Clownfishes in Anemone http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=836&title=clownfishes-in-anemone&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=836&amp;title=clownfishes-in-anemone&amp;cat=514"><img title="Gr_en_nderung_Riffaquarium_16_06_2005_002.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/Gr_en_nderung_Riffaquarium_16_06_2005_002.jpg" alt="Gr_en_nderung_Riffaquarium_16_06_2005_002.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: <br /><br />3 comments Sun, 18 Sep 2005 06:46:56 -0500 My falseClown http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=835&title=my-falseclown&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=835&amp;title=my-falseclown&amp;cat=514"><img title="falseclown1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/falseclown1.jpg" alt="falseclown1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: yamashita<br /><br />Description: She living in Anemone. yamashita Thu, 08 Sep 2005 01:15:43 -0500 Clown in Sebae http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=834&title=clown-in-sebae&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=834&amp;title=clown-in-sebae&amp;cat=514"><img title="clownsebae3.JPG" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/clownsebae3.JPG" alt="clownsebae3.JPG" /></a><br /><br />by: SeattleIT<br /><br />1 comment SeattleIT Sat, 20 Aug 2005 11:48:26 -0500 Tank Raised Clowns http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=824&title=tank-raised-clowns&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=824&amp;title=tank-raised-clowns&amp;cat=514"><img title="crop_percs.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/crop_percs.jpg" alt="crop_percs.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: BlackRed+Yellow<br /><br />Description: True Perculas? I believe they are...I am very pleased with them. Got them as babies, watched them grow and darken<br /><br />2 comments BlackRed+Yellow Thu, 02 Jun 2005 03:09:52 -0500 Maroon Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=808&title=maroon-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=808&amp;title=maroon-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="450Maroon_Clown-medCM.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/450Maroon_Clown-medCM.jpg" alt="450Maroon_Clown-medCM.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: NaH2O<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Premnas biaculeatus Common Names: Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish, Gold Bar Maroon Clown, Maroon Clownfish/Anemonefish, Spinecheek Clownfish/Anemonefish Max. size: 17.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 16 m Climate: tropical Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Indo-Australian Archipelago including India, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Australia (northern Queensland). Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-15. Has a distinctive prominent preopercular spine that extends across the head-bar. Juveniles and males bright red, females become maroon to nearly black. Males are much smaller than females. Biology: Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs, found mainly in protected coastal waters and lagoons. Typically found in pairs in which males are much smaller than females. Feeds primarily on zooplankton and benthic algae. Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemone Entacmaea quadricolor Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. This clownfish is alone in the genus Premnas. It has cheek spines (unlike Amphiprion spp.), that can become entangled in aquarium nets (use a specimen container if possible). One of the largest and most aggressive clownfish, and shouldn't be kept with other clownfish, or small peaceful species. Best kept singly or in mated pairs. The Maroon Clownfish readily acclimates and will accpet a variety of captive foods. Can be difficult to pair and spawn. There is also a white-striped strain. Photo Courtesy of ©Craig Manoukian <br /><br />5 comments NaH2O Wed, 19 Jan 2005 13:12:42 -0600 Orange-fin Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=800&title=orange-fin-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=800&amp;title=orange-fin-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="450A_chrysopterus.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/450A_chrysopterus.jpg" alt="450A_chrysopterus.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: NaH2O<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion chrysopterus Common Names: Orange-fin Clownfish/Anemonefish, Bluestripe Clownfish Max. size: 17.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 30 m Climate: tropical Distribution: Pacific Ocean: Australia (northern Great Barrier Reef), Coral Sea, New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands, Gilbert Islands, Samoa, Society and Tuamoto islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-17; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-14. Body short and deep; the head small. Generally yellow in the body edges, yellow-brown to dark brown in the middle sides, with two white vertical stripes, the first behind the eye and the second before the anus. The fins yellow. Juveniles are a dull orange. Biology: Inhabits passages and outer reef slopes. Known to occur at 25°C. Feeds chiefly on planktonic copepods, algae, echiuroid and sipunculoid worms, and pelagic tunicates. Associated with the anemones: Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, Heteractis crispa, Heteractis magnifica, Stichodactyla haddoni, and Stichodactyla mertensii Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. This species is semi-aggressive towards other clownfish and passive tankmates. <br /><br />1 comment NaH2O Sun, 16 Jan 2005 00:37:33 -0600 Maroon Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=799&title=maroon-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=799&amp;title=maroon-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="450P_biaculeatus.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/450P_biaculeatus.jpg" alt="450P_biaculeatus.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: NaH2O<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Premnas biaculeatus Common Names: Maroon Clownfish/Anemonefish, Spinecheek Clownfish/Anemonefish Max. size: 17.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 16 m Climate: tropical Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Indo-Australian Archipelago including India, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Australia (northern Queensland). Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-15. Has a distinctive prominent preopercular spine that extends across the head-bar. Juveniles and males bright red, females become maroon to nearly black. Males are much smaller than females. Biology: Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs, found mainly in protected coastal waters and lagoons. Typically found in pairs in which males are much smaller than females. Feeds primarily on zooplankton and benthic algae. Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemone Entacmaea quadricolor Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. This clownfish is alone in the genus Premnas. It has cheek spines (unlike Amphiprion spp.), that can become entangled in aquarium nets (use a specimen container if possible). One of the largest and most aggressive clownfish, and shouldn't be kept with other clownfish, or small peaceful species. Best kept singly or in mated pairs. The Maroon Clownfish readily acclimates and will accpet a variety of captive foods. Can be difficult to pair and spawn. There is also a yellow-striped strain. NaH2O Sun, 16 Jan 2005 00:17:02 -0600 Orange Skunk Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=798&title=orange-skunk-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=798&amp;title=orange-skunk-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="450A_sandaracinos.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/450A_sandaracinos.jpg" alt="450A_sandaracinos.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: NaH2O<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion sandaracinos Common Names: Orange Skunk Clownfish, Yellow Clownfish/Anemonefish Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 3 - 20 m Climate: tropical Distribution: Western Pacific: Christmas Island and Western Australia to the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Philippines, New Guinea, D'Entrecasteaux Islands, New Britain, and Solomon Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 12. Distinguished by the thick white line running from the snout over the back. Biology: Occurs in lagoon and outer reefs. Occurs in pairs and small groups. Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemones: Heteractis crispa and Stichodactyla mertensii Aquarium Care: For anemone associations, see Biology section above. This species does well in smaller systems. Captive-bred specimens should be chosen when possible, as wild caught are more prone to suffer from clownfish disease. Larger females can be quite aggressive toward members of the same or similar species. Best kept in pairs with a host sea anemone. May act aggressively to members of similar species. <br /><br />1 comment NaH2O Sat, 15 Jan 2005 23:59:07 -0600 Wide-band Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=401&title=wide-band-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=401&amp;title=wide-band-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41Wide-band_Anemonefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41Wide-band_Anemonefish.jpg" alt="41Wide-band_Anemonefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion latezonatus Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 10 - 45 m Distribution: Western Pacific: Australia and New Caledonia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-14 Biology: Inhabits rocky and coral reefs. Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemone Heteractis crispa Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. This species is reported to do best in cooler tanks (temperatures 22-25ºC). The Wideband Clownfish is rare, and requires expert care in captivity. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:51:00 -0600 Whitebonnet Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=400&title=whitebonnet-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=400&amp;title=whitebonnet-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41Whitebonnet_anemonefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41Whitebonnet_anemonefish.jpg" alt="41Whitebonnet_anemonefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion leucokranos Common Names: White-bonnet Clownfish, White Cap Clownfish/Anemonefish Max. size: 9.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 2 - 12 m Distribution: Western Central Pacific: Papua New Guinea, Manus Islands, D'Entreceasteaux Islands, New Britain, and Solomon Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-19; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-14 Biology: Inhabits lagoons and outer reef slopes. Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemones: Heteractis crispa, Heteractis magnifica, and Stichodactyla mertensii Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. This species may behave semi-aggressively towards members of the same or similar species. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:47:29 -0600 Sebae Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=397&title=sebae-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=397&amp;title=sebae-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41Sebae_anemonefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41Sebae_anemonefish.jpg" alt="41Sebae_anemonefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion sebae Max. size: 16.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 2 - 25 m Distribution: Indian Ocean: Arabian Peninsula, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Andaman Islands, and Sumatra and Java in Indonesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-17; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-14. Often all yellow or has a yellow band. In Bali, they are mostly black. The body stripe forms a curve at the top toward the rear of the fish and into the dorsal fin. Also has yellow tail fins. Juveniles are yellow but turn dark brown as they mature. Biology: Found in coastal waters and lagoons. It grows rather large. Associated with the anemone Stichodactyla haddoni Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. The name Sebae is often misused for members of the &quot;Clarkii complex&quot;. As with other members of the genus, this species can be semi-agressive toward members of the same or similar species if it doesn't have a large territory to call its own. Can be kept singly or in mated pairs. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:47:28 -0600 Skunk Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=398&title=skunk-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=398&amp;title=skunk-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41skunk_clown.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41skunk_clown.jpg" alt="41skunk_clown.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion akallopisos Max. size: 11.0 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 3 - 25 m Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar, Comoro Islands, Seychelles, Andaman Sea, Sumatra and the Seribu Islands (Java Sea). Not found in Maldives and Sri Lanka. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 8-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-20; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 12-14. Overall color is orange, with a thin white stripe (very narrow) running along the back from top of the head to caudal peduncle. Biology: In shallow inshore reef habitats, often in strong current zones to about 15 m depth. May be reared in captivity. Each anemone with a large female, a smaller functional male and several stunted juveniles; with the removal of the female, the male changes sex and the largest of the juveniles develops into a functional male. Associated with the anemones: Heteractis magnifica and Stichodactyla mertensii Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. This species is hardy, but can be nervous and edgy. Add them to the tank prior to other territorial fish. This will help them establish a territory, and settle into their surroundings. A suitable species for beginners, but not the best for beginning breeders. (unreliable spawners). mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:47:28 -0600 Tomato Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=399&title=tomato-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=399&amp;title=tomato-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41Tomato_clownfish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41Tomato_clownfish.jpg" alt="41Tomato_clownfish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion frenatus Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 12 m Distribution: Western Pacific: South China Sea, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, China, Philippines, and Taiwan; ranges northward to Ryukyu Islands and southern Japan. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-15. Overall color is orange, with a black-edged bar just behind the head. Body sometimes black especially in older individuals. A second black-edged white bar may be at mid-body. Biology: Found in lagoon reefs and embayments. Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemone Entacmaea quadricolor Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. A hardy species, with captive-bred individuals being extremely hardy. May act aggressively when it matures, striking at peaceful tankmates (especially other clownfish). Can be housed singly or in mated pairs. An occasional specimen may wallow in LPS, which can irritate the polyps and cause them to close. Occasionally, may pull feather dusters from their tubes. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:47:28 -0600 Red Saddleback Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=394&title=red-saddleback-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=394&amp;title=red-saddleback-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41Ameph_u1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41Ameph_u1.jpg" alt="41Ameph_u1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion ephippium Common Names: Red Saddleback Clownfish, Fire Anemonefish, Saddle Anemonefish Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 2 - 15 m Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Malaysia, and Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-14. Orange with a black blotch below the anterior portion of the soft dorsal fin which varies in size from about twice the eye diameter to almost covering whole posterior half of the body. Juveniles lack the black blotch but have a white bar running just behind the head. Biology: Found in silty coastal waters and protected bays where visibility is often reduced. Usually found in pairs. Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemones: Entacmaea quadricolor and Heteractis crispa Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. This species is durable, but will behave aggressively towards other clownfish (including members of same species) and smaller, more-docile tankmates. Does best when housed singly or in mated pairs, and with larger or more-belligerent species. Photo credit ©Bob Fenner mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:47:27 -0600 Saddleback Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=395&title=saddleback-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=395&amp;title=saddleback-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41Ampol_u5.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41Ampol_u5.jpg" alt="41Ampol_u5.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion polymnus Common Names: Saddleback Clownfish, Saddleback Anemonefish Max. size: 13.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 2 - 30 m Distribution: Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands, China, Viet Nam, Taiwan, Gulf of Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia (Northern Territory, Gulf of Carpentaria), New Guinea, New Britain, and Solomon Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 12-14. Distinguished by the third white band on the tail that is missing or as a saddle-like marking in A. sebae. Some geographical variations and in PNG often with much orange ventrally. Biology: Inhabits silty lagoons and harbors. Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemones: Heteractis crispa and Stichodactyla haddoni Aquarium Care: For anemone associations, see Biology section above. Somewhat rare in the hobby, and variable in its ability to acclimate when imported. Some specimens will acclimate quickly, and eat almost anything, while others refuse to eat. The Saddleback Clownfish that do not acclimate well, are more prone to disease, and quickly perish. Captive-bred specimens are a more reliable choice. May do better when an anemone is available. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:47:27 -0600 Twoband Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=396&title=twoband-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=396&amp;title=twoband-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41Twoband_anemonefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41Twoband_anemonefish.jpg" alt="41Twoband_anemonefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion bicinctus Common Names: Two-band Clownfish, Red Sea Clownfish/Anemonefish Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 30 m Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and Chagos Archipelago. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-17; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-14. Yellow orange with 2 black-edged white bands, the first running just behind the head, the second from the notch between the spinous and soft dorsal fin to the abdomen. Biology: Inhabits lagoons and outer reefs. Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemones: Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, Heteractis crispa, Heteractis magnifica, and Stichodactyla gigantea Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. In the past, this species has been difficult to obtain, but is becoming more available. May act aggressively and territorial towards other clownfish and passive tankmates. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:47:27 -0600 Percula Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=391&title=percula-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=391&amp;title=percula-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41percula_clown.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41percula_clown.jpg" alt="41percula_clown.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion percula Common Names: Percula Clownfish, Percula Anemonefish, Clown Anemonefish, Percula Clownfish, True Percula Clownfish Max. size: 11.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 15 m Distribution: Western Pacific: Queensland and Melanesia including northern Great Barrier Reef, northern New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Not known from New Caledonia and the Fiji Islands, although Fowler (1959) recorded it from the latter area. Often confused with Amphiprion ocellaris. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-17; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 11-13. Overall orange with three black-bordered vertical white bands. The fins also orange with black edges. Dorsal count of 9 spines. Biology: Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs. Each group of fish consists of a breeding pair and 0-4 non-breeders. Within each group there is a size-based hierarchy: the female is largest, the male is second largest, and the non-breeders get progressively smaller as the hierarchy is desceded. If the female dies, the male changes sex and becomes the breeding female, while the largest non-breeder becomes the breeding male. The maintenance of size differences may avoid conflicts, because subordinates do not become a threat to their dominants. Appears to occur in shallower depths than A. ocellaris. This species has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemones: Heteractis crispa, Heteractis magnifica, and Stichodactyla gigantea Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. This species is similar to A. ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), except the white bars on the body are outlined in black. More aggressive towards members of the same species, compared to A. ocellaris. Can be kept singly or in a pair. 2 juveniles will usually grow into a mated pair. Adult females are larger than the male mates (same for A. ocellaris). mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:47:26 -0600 Pink Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=392&title=pink-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=392&amp;title=pink-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41Pink_anemonefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41Pink_anemonefish.jpg" alt="41Pink_anemonefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion perideraion Common Names: Pink Clownfish/Anemonefish, Pink Skunk Clownfish/Anemonefish Max. size: 10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; brackish; marine; depth range 1 - 38 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean to southern Japan, Ryukyu islands, Taiwan, Philippines, Gulf of Thailand, Indonesia, New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Caroline Islands, Marianas, Kiribati, and the Marshall Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-17; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 12-13. Color orange. Fins transparent. One white stripe following the dorsal contour from snout to caudal peduncle. One white vertical stripe between head and trunk. Biology: Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs. Mainly diurnal. Non-burrowing. Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemones: Heteractis magnifica (usually), Heteractis crispa, Macrodactyla doreensis, and Stichodactyla gigantea. In Bali occurs together with the closely related Indian Ocean species A. akallopison and even has been found sharing the same anemone. Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. This species is more easily intimidated by boisterous tankmates, compared to other clownfish. When in groups, the Pink Clownfish can be aggressive amongst themselves and need plenty of hiding spots and room. Rarely aggressive towards other clownfish, except members of closely related species. Will thrive and spawn without a host. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:47:26 -0600 Red Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=393&title=red-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=393&amp;title=red-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41Red_Anemonefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41Red_Anemonefish.jpg" alt="41Red_Anemonefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion rubrocinctus Common Names: Red Clownfish, Australian Clownfish Max. size: 12.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 8 m Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia (Western Australia and the Northern Territory). Previous records of this species from Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa are referable to Amphiprion melanopus. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-17; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-15 Biology: Found in coastal and lagoon reefs. Has been reared in captivity . Associated with the anemones: Entacmaea quadricolor (usually) and Stichodactyla gigantea Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. This species is not as commonly available as others are in the &quot;Tomato Complex&quot;. Red Clownfish do not seem as hardy as the more popular Tomato, Red and Black, or Red Saddleback Clownfishes. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:47:26 -0600 Ocellaris Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=389&title=ocellaris-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=389&amp;title=ocellaris-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41ocellaris_clowns.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41ocellaris_clowns.jpg" alt="41ocellaris_clowns.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion ocellaris Common Names: Ocellaris Clownfish, Ocellaris Anemonefish, False Percula Clownfish, False Clown Anemonefish Max. size: 11.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 15 m Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: eastern Indian Ocean including Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Malaysia, and northwest Australia to Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines; ranges northward to Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-17; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 11-13. Easily identified by the orange color and three white bands, the middle one widening forward to the head centrally. Caudal fin rounded. Biology: Inhabits shallow and calm lagoons. One of the most popular marine aquarium fishes. Bred artificially in Florida for the aquarium trade. Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemones: Heteractis magnifica, Stichodactyla gigantea, and Stichodactyla mertensii Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. One of the all-time favorite among coral reef fish. Captive-raised specimens almost always do well in the aquarium. Can be kept in groups, but one fish will dominate and may pick on the others (especially if space and shelter are limited). Rarely aggressive toward other clownfish. Will do fine without a host anemone. *side note, according to Joyce Wilkerson, &quot;Black Percula&quot; Clowns may be a color strain of A. ocellaris from northern Australia that is all black with white bands. <br /><br />8 comments mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:27:21 -0600 Oman Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=390&title=oman-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=390&amp;title=oman-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41Oman_anemonefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41Oman_anemonefish.jpg" alt="41Oman_anemonefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion omanensis Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 2 - 10 m Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: known only from the Arabian Sea coast of Oman. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-17; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 14-15. Distinctive features include overall dark brown coloration with blackish pelvic and anal fins, very narrow white bars, and blackish caudal fin in juveniles which fades with growth. The white bar on the head is usually constricted across nape; the midbody bar does not extend on to the dorsal fin. Biology: Inhabits inshore reefs; information on host anemone species lacking. Aquarium Care: Some regard this species as unattainable, as it is rarely, if ever, seen in the hobby. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:27:21 -0600 Maldives Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=387&title=maldives-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=387&amp;title=maldives-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41Maldive_anemonefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41Maldive_anemonefish.jpg" alt="41Maldive_anemonefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion nigripes Common Names: Maldives Clownfish, Maldives Anemonefish, Blackfinned Clownfish Max. size: 11.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 2 - 25 m Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Maldives and Sri Lanka. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-15 Biology: Usually found on the reef edge. Omnivorous. Associated with the anemone Heteractis magnifica Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. If a healthy specimen can be found, then this species typically does well in the captive environment. The Maldives Clownfish ships poorly from its ocean home, so captive-bred livestock is a better acquisition. May be aggressive towards members of the same or similar species. If housing in groups, provide plenty of room and be sure there is enough anemone (or more than one anemone). <br /><br />2 comments mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:27:20 -0600 Three-band Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=388&title=three-band-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=388&amp;title=three-band-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41Maroon_clownfish_MI_.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41Maroon_clownfish_MI_.jpg" alt="41Maroon_clownfish_MI_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion tricinctus Max. size: 12.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 3 - 40 m Distribution: Western Pacific: Marshall Islands. Reported from New Caledonia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-17; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-14. Black or orange with two vertical black-edged white bands, one behind the eye and one above the after. Black and orange color morphs believed to be dependent on which species of sea anemone the fish is associated with. Biology: Inhabits lagoons and outer reef slopes. Feeds primarily on planktonic copepods, a variety of algae, echiuroids, and sipunculoids. Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemones: Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, Heteractis crispa, and Stichodactyla mertensii Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. Color varies from golen yellow to black. See other members of the genus Amphiprion for general info. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:27:20 -0600 Fire Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=384&title=fire-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=384&amp;title=fire-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41Fire_clownfish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41Fire_clownfish.jpg" alt="41Fire_clownfish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion melanopus Common Names: Fire Clownfish, Red and Black Anemonefish, Cinnamon Clownfish Max. size: 12.0 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 5 years Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 18 m Distribution: Pacific Ocean: Indonesia (from Bali eastward), southern Philippines, New Guinea, Australia (Queensland), New Britain, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu (New Hebrides), New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa Islands, Society Islands, Caroline Islands, Marianas, Kiribati and Marshall Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-14. Orange with a vertical black-edged white band behind the eye. Small juveniles are red with 1 to 2 additional white bars at mid-body and base of the tail. Distinguished by the black ventral fins from other similar species. Biology: Inhabits lagoon and outer reef environments. Feeds predominantly on planktonic copepods and algae. Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemones: Entacmaea quadricolor (usually), Heteractis crispa (occasionally), and Heteractis magnifica (rarely) Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. An occasional specimen may wallow in an LPS, which can irritate the polyps and cause them to close. This species does well in the captive environment, particularly captive-bred fish. It can be belligerent, and fight with other clownfish and pick on more passive tankmates. The larger the tank, the less aggressive. As most clownfish, 2 juveniles will typically grow into a pair. Adults can be kept singly or in a mated pair. Does not require an anemone. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:27:19 -0600 Clarkii Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=385&title=clarkii-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=385&amp;title=clarkii-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41Amcla_uk.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41Amcla_uk.jpg" alt="41Amcla_uk.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion clarkii Common Names: Clarkii Clownfish, Clark's Clownfish, Clark's Anemonefish Max. size: 15.0 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 55 m Climate: tropical Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf to Western Australia, throughout the Indo-Australian Archipelago and in the western Pacific at the islands of Melanesia and Micronesia, north to Taiwan, southern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-14. Highly variable in color and several geographical and localized forms. Two white bands, one behind the eye and one above the anus. Caudal fin white, sometimes yellowish, but always lighter than rest of the body. Biology: Inhabits lagoons and outer reef slopes. Omnivorous. Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemones: Cryptodendrum adhaesivum, Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, Heteractis crispa, Heteractis magnifica, Heteractis malu, Macrodactyla doreensis, Stichodactyla gigantea, Stichodactyla haddoni, and Stichodactyla mertensii Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. An occasional specimen may wallow in an LPS, which could irritate the polyps and cause them to close. This species is one of the most common and durable clownfish in the hobby. Often times, it is misidentified as the Sebae Clownfish (A. sebae). Hardy for beginning hobbyists. Fairly disease-resistant, and feeds on almost anything. Does best when aquired as juveniles, and kept singly or in pairs. Adults may fight, unless a mated pair, and attack other clownfish and passive tankmates. Photo Courtesy of ©Robert A. Patzner<br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:27:19 -0600 Barrier Reef Clownfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=382&title=barrier-reef-clownfish&cat=514 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=382&amp;title=barrier-reef-clownfish&amp;cat=514"><img title="41Amaki_u1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/514/thumbs/41Amaki_u1.jpg" alt="41Amaki_u1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amphiprion akindynos Max. size: 9.0 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 25 m Distribution: Western Pacific: eastern Australia (Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, northern New South Wales), New Caledonia, and Loyalty Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-17; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-14. Body and head orange with two black-edged white bars; the first running from the top of the head across the face, just behind the eye; the second from the mid portion of the dorsal fin. Caudal peduncle and caudal fin white. Biology: Occurs in lagoon and outer reefs . Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemones: Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, Heteractis crispa, Heteractis magnifica, Stichodactyla haddoni, and Stichodactyla mertensii Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. This species is sometimes available, and is not the hardiest. If possible, it has been suggested to ask the dealer to hold them for a couple of weeks before they're brought home. Once settled in, they adapt well to captive life. Photo credit ©Bob Fenner mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:27:18 -0600