Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish

(Amphiprion biaculeatus)

Premnas Clownfish should be added to a well established aquarium with plenty of rock work and swimming area. Also known as anemonefish they are hardy, reef safe and easy to care for. Premnas Clownfish create a symbiotic relationship with bulb anemones specifically the species entacmaea quadricolor. Anemonefish are dependant on anemone's for shelter and protection and provide food and cleaning services to the anemone. Known as the most aggresive of the anemonefish, Premnas Clownfish are territorial and will chase neighbors away from their host anemone. Females are larger than the males and are protandrous hermaphrodites, meaning the juveniles mature into males but may reproduce as females later in life. Anemonefish should be fed a diet of meaty and herbivore based foods. Avoid using nets as the cheekspines may become enTangled. Premnas Clownfish should not be exposed to copper levels near or above .15.

The Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish is quite a beautiful species. This Captive Bred Clownfish variety is commonly seen in the aquarium trade. Juvenile Maroon Clownfish are an overall maroon color with three white stripes, as they mature the stripes will begin to turn yellow. The female Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish can grow to almost 6" with males only reaching about 3".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 30 gallons or larger for this species.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

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