Maroon Clownfish(Premnas Biaculeatus)

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  1. Zumaboy

    Zumaboy Astrea Snail

    Dec 19, 2010
    Newport Beach,CA
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    Maroon Clownfish (Premnas Biaculeatus)

    [B]Scientific Name : Premnas Biaculeatus.

    Family Name : Pomacentridae

    Common Names : Maroon Clownfish, Spiny cheek Amenonefish/Clownfish,Spine-cheeked Anemonefish.

    Reef Safe : Yes

    Color & Features : Bright red, Burgundy red, Brick red. Three white to grey stripes. Two long spines
    one on each cheek. All fins are same coloration and body coloration.

    Variations : Yellow/Gold stripes (found in Malaysia)

    Maximun Size : 7 inches

    Minimum Tank Size : 25 gallons
    [B]Attitude : Aggressive [/B]

    [B]Diet : Omnivore[/B]

    [B]Country of Origin : Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea

    Care level : Easy

    Host Anemone : Entacmaea Quadricolor

    Personal Observations: Maroon Clownfish are aggressive fish and should not share the same tank with other Clownfish. Care should be taken when pairing Maroon Clownfish, their aggressive disposition make them a potential danger to other members of their species, they have been known to injure and or kill potential mates.

    Recent discoveries of Maroon Clownfish with extreme features such as those that are completely stripeless, Naked Maroon Clownfish those with a single stripe, White or Yellow Naked Stripe Maroon Clownfish, Lightning Rod Maroon Clownfish, Morse Code Maroon Clownfish and a recent discovery of a Maroon Clownfish with a blue spot, Blue Spotted Maroon Clownfish. [/B]