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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      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).
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