Although these specimens are bred by ORA, the Pink Skunk Clownfish originally comes from the Fiji and Indo-Pacific region to the Coral Sea. These clownfish are peaceful and easy to care for. Their bodies are a soft orange and pink color similar to an apricot. The reason they are called Skunk Clownfish is because of the distinctive white stripe that runs along the top of the fish. They also have a stripe behind their eyes. All of this comes together to create a truly elegant-looking fish. They are calming and mesmerizing to watch, especially if you can get an anemone to host them. They can be kept in pairs and love to be hosted by anemones. They make for great reef fish but can also be kept in a fish-only system. Avoid keeping these fish with large predatory fish.
- Purchase Size: 1.25 – 1.5″
- Feeding: Omnivore. Provide a mixed diet of meaty and algae foods. Once established, they 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
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Reef Safe: Yes
- Color: The body of this fish is a blend of orange, pink, and yellow. They have a white vertical stripe behind the eyes and a horizontal stripe running down the top from the head to the tail
Because these Pink Skunk Clownfish are captive-bred by ORA, they are much easier to care for than their wild-caught counterparts. They are more disease resilient, hardier, well adapted to aquarium life, and better able to handle the stress of shipping. This makes the fish easier to care for, but it also increases your ability to keep them successfully for a long time. Captive-bred fish also benefit the ocean. By buying captive-bred fish you are discouraging the harmful wild-caught trade and supporting the captive-bred industry, making our wonderful hobby more sustainable!