Introduction To Clownfish

Prologue To Clownfish

Clown fish are referred to technically as Anemonefishes and are a subfamily of damselfish, in the pomacentridae family. There are 26 one of a kind types of ‘Clownfish’, 25 of them being in the Amphiprion family and just 1 in the Premnas sort. They are typically a tiny fish, mature males just developing anywhere from 2 to 5 creeps long.


Clownfish are just found in the tropical waters of the Indian or Pacific oceans, and the Red sea. These climits give a suitable domain to enemonefishes because of their warm temperatures. Clownfish will in general be base occupants, and most notably live in inshore reefs, specifically inside sea anemones. The anemone gives assurance to the Clownfish both by enabling the fish to stow away, and with it’s poisonus tenticles, warding other fish off. There is no specific information why the Clownfish isn’t stung by the anemone, but many speculations exist.

Prey or Predator?

In nature a clownfish will attract their prey by swimming around it’s anemone and displaying it’s splendid colors. When the person in question, all the time feeling that he is the preditor, starts to aproach, the clownfish will retreat into the anemone with his prey following intently behind. The sea anemone once in contact with ‘predator’ will sting, murder, and start to eat the prey. This leaves the extras for the Clownfish to snack on. Different types of food are planktonic crustaceans and algae that may create on coral or nearby shakes. Anomenes themselves may give food as the clownfish will pick at and expend dead tenticles.


This fish is a fantastic most ideal choice for saltwater tanks, which is one reason they have gotten so popular in the united states and parts of europe. Part of their suitability is found with anemonefishes having an exceptionally small territory; which is valuable for the small area offered in fish tanks. The substrate area of tank, meaning the area on the base of your tank adjusted for sticking rocks and lowered boats, is more important then the total volume of the tank. A 20 gallon tank would be seen as the base recommended size for Clownfish. Living peace in your fish tank a Clownfish would require approx 14 hours of light and 10 hours of darness reliably. These amounts may be adjusted and are simply recommendations. Be careful of high nitrate levels. Mature Clownfish can every so often tollerate these levels, but the larva and babies will almost certainly not. Incorporate a large variety of food when feeding Clownfish. Feedings should incorporate live salt water shrimp, frozen food, algae and the traditional flakes. Being that clownfish will have no preditors in a fish tank a sea anomone isn’t requird to guarantee them.


Many individuals accept anemonefishes won’t breed without the nearness of a sea anemone, but this isn’t the case. After some time, a particular spawning place will be picked. This spawning site will remain the same throughout the duration of the Clownfish pair. Clownfish will spawn all year round laying their eggs in large batches. In the wild eggs are normally laid on coral or rock that is near the anemone, anyway in your tank they may be laid anywhere. At the point when laid by the female, the male clownfish assumes the activity of gaurding the eggs until they hatch, typically 4 or 5 days aftwards. When clownfish reach sexual maturity they will strike out all alone, searching for a vacant sea anomone. Clownfish may be depended upon to live around 3 to 5 years in captivity.