The Fire Clownfish is a member of the Pomacentridae family. As juveniles, these fish exhibit an almost fully orange body with some variation in tone. Behind the eye is a thin white stripe that will disappear with age. As they become adults, Fire Clownfish will grow more red and develop a dark black saddle or sport on their bodies. The red coloration will glow around the black, and the orange will glow around the red, creating a radiant fish. These extremely hardy fish are also quite territorial, especially if they are being hosted by an anemone. To avoid, or at least lessen, issues with aggression, add this fish last or close to last. They can be paired, and they can be hosted by anemones.
Purchase Size: 1.25 – 1.5″
Feeding: Omnivore. Provide a mixed diet of meaty and algae foods. Once established, Fire Clownfish will accept most aquarium foods. If you can, feed live food for healthier and happier fish.
Water Parameters: ~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Reef Safe: Yes
Color: As a juvenile, this fish is mostly orange with a white stripe. As an adult, this fish is deep red and orange with a black saddle spot on its body. They no longer have a white stripe as adults.
Wild-caught clownfish can be more difficult to care for than captive-bred fish. Along with that, the wild-caught fish trade harms the ocean. Fortunately, these Fire Clownfish are captive-bred by ORA. This means that they are hardier, more disease resilient, well adapted to aquarium life, and better able to handle the stress of shipping. Captive-bred fish also benefit the ocean. By purchasing captive-bred fish you are discouraging the harmful wild-caught trade while also supporting the captive-bred industry, making our beautiful hobby more sustainable!