Blue Stripe Anemonefish (Amphiprion chrysopterus)
Especially compared to it closest relatives, the blue stripe anemonefish is best kept in a larger tank (>55 gal). It may be housed with larger and more aggressive fishes, as it is robust and bold. It also happens to be the largest clownfish species; females attain maximum lengths of around 17 cm! A member of the Clarkii complex of clownfishes, A. chrysopterus can be distinguished not only by its great size, but also by its two electric blue bands and a bright yellow dorsal fin. This handsome fish most commonly associates with the sea anemone species Heteractis aurora, Heteractis crispa, Heteractis magnifica, Stichodactyla haddoni, Stichodactyla mertensii and Entacmaea quadricolor.
See below for more information.
Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~2″ (length)
- Max Size: 6.5″ (length)
- Water Parameters:~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4, s.g. 1.021-1.023
- Color: Yellow-orange with electric blue bands.
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Feeding: Carnivorous
Blue Stripe Anemonefish Species Information
Rather widely distributed, the blue stripe anemonefish can be found across the Western Pacific Ocean from Australia to New Guinea and the Marshall Islands. Hybridization of the blue stripe and the orange skunk clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos) is thought to produce another “species,” the white-bonnet clownfish (Amphiprion leucokranos Allen, 1973).
Benefits of Aquacultured Marine Livestock
Aquacultured blue stripe clowns offer a huge advantage over wild-caught specimens. For example, when bred and raised under captive conditions, they adjust more easily to aquarium life. They are also much less likely to carry disease. Better yet, aquacultured specimens can better tolerate shipping stress. Most notably, by purchasing aquacultured fish you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable!
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that every blue stripe clown we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should it arrive in any other state, we will either replace it free of charge (including shipping) or issue store credit if the total livestock loss is less than $40. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.
Nik Billings (verified owner) –
My pair arrived quickly, the next day before 10am. Both fish look great and healthy. One was a little disoriented from the travel but she recovered quickly. As always, customer service at Algae Barn was great and responsive when I had questions about these fish.