Species Name : Amphiprion Frenatus
Care Level : Easy
Temperament : Semi-aggressive
Color : Orange, Red, White
Diet : Omnivore
Reef Compatible : Yes
Water Conditions : sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size : 5"
Origin : Western Pacific
Family : Pomacentridae
Minimum Tank Size : 30 gallons
The Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion Frenatus) is a species of marine fish in the family Pomacentridae, the clownfishes and damselfishes. It is native to the waters of the Western Pacific, from the Japan to Indonesia. Other common names include Blackback Anemonefish, Bridled Anemonefish, Fire Clown, and Red Tomato Clown.
The adult fish is bright orange-red, with a white head bar or vertical stripe just behind the eyes, joined over the head and with a distinctive black outline. Females are mainly blackish on the sides. Males are considerably smaller and are red overall. Juveniles are a darker red, with two or three white bars. They reach lengths of about 5.5 inches (14 cm) with females being larger than males.The fish is very hardy.
Clownfish or anemonefish are fishes that, in the wild, form symbiotic mutualisms with sea anemones and are unaffected by the stinging tentacles of the host anemone. The sea anemone protects the clownfish from predators, as well as providing food through the scraps left from the anemone's meals and occasional dead anemone tentacles. In return, the clownfish defends the anemone from its predators, and parasites.
Like most of the other clownfish species, the tomato clownfish doesn’t need a lot of room to roam about, because they are relatively site attached. The Tomato Clownfish does best, housed in an aquarium of at least 30 gallons or larger with plenty of live rock. They will establish a territory or home and spend most of their time there.
Clownfish are reef safe and can be kept with non aggressive invertebrates and corals, and most clowns will host an anemone present in the tank. They are social and peaceful with other species, and can even be kept in a school if the tank is large enough, though they may become aggressive towards other genus of clownfish.
Tomato Clownfish are sequential hermaphrodites, which means they first develop into males and then mature into females. Clownfish are born male but have the ability to carry both female and male reproductive organs.
Tomato Clownfish are omnivores. Diet should include a variety of frozen and live mysis and brine shrimp as well as spirulina, marine algae, nori, and algae based foods, 2-3 times daily.
Size: Small: 1-1/4" to 1-1/2"; Medium: 1-1/2" to 1-3/4"
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