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      Reef Keeper

      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      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.
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      Rating: ******* 7.00
      Keywords: Cinnamon Clownfish; Fire Red Black Anemonefish

  1.   Sat October 22, 2005 1:08am Rating: 7.00 

    1. I've never herd of a fire clownfish before
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