pink skunk clownfish or pink anemonefish, Amphiprion perideraion, is a skunk clownfish found from Tonga and the Great Barrier Reef in the west Pacific Ocean ,the Cocos and Christmas Islands in the eastern [1 ] Indian Ocean and the Indo- Australian Archipelago. It inhabits reef lagoons and outer reef slopes, and lives amongst sea anemones for protection. [2 ] It is known to be one of the smaller [3 ] clownfish.
Behavior with other fish in the wild includes sharing its host with
. Amphiprion akallopisos It has successfully been bred in an aquarium. [2 ] [2 ]
Description [ edit ]
Generally, females grow to a length of 4 cm, while males grow to a length of 6 to 7 cm.
The species is a protandeous hermaphrodite, so the largest male of a group will become female. [2 ] [2 ]
The fish feeds on macro-algae, diatoms, tunicates, copepods, benthic worms, and other creatures in the wild.
In an aquarium, hobbyists have fed the species brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, chopped shellfish, and dried algae. [2 ] [2 ]
Gallery [ edit ]
Two Pink Skunk Clownfish (A. perideraion) and their closed host anemone, in Komodo.
Several A. perideraion at
A. perideraion near Batu Moncho
References [ edit ]
^ Entry at Animal-world
^ a b c d e f g Tristan Lougher (2006). . Interpet Publishing. p. 19. What Fish?: A Buyer's Guide to Marine Fish ISBN 978-1-84286-118-9.
^ Bray, Dianne. "Pink Anemonefish, Amphiprion perideraion". Fishes of Australia . Retrieved . 30 September 2014
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