The Tomato Clownfish is a larger clownfish species that exhibits bright red that is darkest at the center of the body and gets lighter as the color radiates out. The bold white stripe steaks down right past the eye. In the wild, this fish is found throughout the Pacific. They are frequently found being hosted by an anemone. These specimens of Tomato Clownfish are captive-bred by ORA. Tomato Clownfish are one of the most aggressive species of clownfish, and they get progressively more aggressive as they age. To avoid, or at least lessen issues with aggression, add this fish last or close to last. By adding the shy and docile fish first, you are making it more difficult for the Tomato Clown to establish territory. This also gives the shy fish a chance to become comfortable with their aquarium environment. Tomato Clownfish can be kept in pairs, and they can be hosted by an anemone in an aquarium.
- Purchase size: 1.25″ – 1.5″
- Feeding: Omnivore. Provide a mixed diet of meaty and algae foods. The Tomato Clownfish is an aggressive eater. 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: Semi-aggressive
- Reef Safe: Yes
- Color: Deep, vibrant red body with bright red outline. There is a white stripe behind the eyes.
Wild-caught Tomato Clownfish can be more difficult to care for than captive-bred specimens. Along with that, the wild-caught fish trade harms the ocean. Thankfully, these Tomato Clownfish are captive-bred by ORA. This is great news for the ocean. By purchasing captive-bred fish you are discouraging the destructive wild-caught trade while also supporting the captive-bred industry, making our wonderful hobby more sustainable! Not only are captive-bred fish good for the ocean, but they are also good for you. Captive-bred Tomato Clownfish are hardier, more disease resilient, well adapted to aquarium life, and better able to handle the stress of shipping.