A member of the Clarkii complex, the Two-Band Clownfish are a mustard yellow or dark orange. They have two white stripes on their bodies but none near the tail. They have a large lyre tail that makes the fish even more distinct looking. Although this is an easy fish to care for, it is on the more aggressive side. You can avoid any major problems with this by adding the Two-Band Clownfish last or close to last. By adding it after all the shy, more docile fish, you limit its ability to establish territory. These fish can be kept in pairs, but more than two in one aquarium is not recommended. There is also the possibility of having them hosted by an anemone. Two-Band Clownfish will accept most anemones, but you have the best chance with a bubble tip anemone. They are great reef fish that are active and often swim in the open.
Purchase Size: 1.25 – 1.5″
Feeding: Omnivore. Red Sea Two-Band Clowns will eat almost any marine aquarium food, but if and when you can, you should try to feed higher quality foods such as live foods to ensure healthier, more vibrant fish.
Water Parameters: ~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Reef Safe: Yes
Color: Mustard yellow or rusty orange bodies with two white stripes.
Because these Two-Band Clownfish are captive-bed by ORA, they are hardier, more disease resilient, better accustomed to aquarium life, and better able to handle the stress of shipping than their wild-caught counterparts. Not only do captive-bred fish such as these benefit you, but they also benefit the ocean! By purchasing captive-bred fish you are making our hobby more sustainable by discouraging the harmful wild-caught trade and supporting the captive-bred industry.