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The Clarkii Clownfish generally has orange-yellow to black body coloration. Their face and tail are lighter than the rest of their body, and their white stripes are trimmed in black. Color is highly variable on...


Scientific Name Amphiprion clarkii


Common Names Clarkii Clownfish, Clark's Anemonefish, Clark's Clownfish


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Comments This guy came from my aunts 55 gallon set-up where he was the only one along with a crab. He is super active and peaceful at times. He will eat pretty much everything and anything such as mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, algae wafers. He zips around from side to side all day and even formed a relationship with my toadstool coral.


Liked about it By far one of my favorite fish. I like him so much I have been trying to find another one to make a mated pair. He colors, attitude & hunger is just awesome. Don't need to worry about this guy not eating as he will eat everything you put in his face. He is a great addition to any tank large or small. I happen to get him when he was about 2 yrs old so he is a little on the large size but plenty of room to grow in my 95 gallon. He loves hiding under my toadstool and does not mind any of his tank mates. I love him so much I have been researching how to breed them and will be setting up another tank specifically for this purpose. : )


Didn't like People say they are aggressive etc, wouldn't you be if a stranger came in your house and tried eating your food? I wish I could have a school of these guys and I also wish they were more readily available.


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By weicowireman
Jun 14, 2011
 
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Best of all the clowns I have had so far. featured

Comments I was skeptical buying fish that are not tank raised. These two have completely changed my mind. They are very active and are aware of what is going on around the tank. They seem so far to be very peaceful. I have a pair in a 12g aquapod which I personally believe is too small but they do not seem to mind. They will soon be transplanted into the 90 gallon which I think will serve them better. Mine are about 2.5" in size. They seem to grow pretty good and they eat like little horses. They have eaten everything I have fed them and they really enjoy minced shrimp soaked in garlic. My little piggy's will eat until they both look like they are pregnant.


Liked about it -They really seem to like me and when I approach the tank they will come to the glass and follow your fingers.
-They seem to eat just about anything. I have even caught them eating bristle worms when it is on their rock.
-Stunning color, mine are very dark and look great.
-They are always into something, investigating or what not.


Didn't like -Semi Aggressive to some extent. They are pretty territorial and as long as other fish know to stay away from their area I don't think you will have a problem
-Feeding time they dominate the tank. Less aggressive fish get the left overs.


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By bb0029
Sep 16, 2009
 
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I love it, but buy with caution

Comments I bought mine at PetCo. I have him in a 30 g. Tank. Forgive random periods and typos, my phone doesn't exactly agree with this website. I believe my situation is unique but I'm not sure. A local fish store offered to buy my clown because of what he does. , so here are the details: I got him a few months ago he was territorial as others have stated but he would just chase fish away, not hurt them or anything. I bought a purple bubble tip anemone and crossed my fingers. I've been told they wont host together. It took a few days but they became friends
I started to notice my fish disappearing. I bought more and assumed the anemone was getting them but how so many? Surely my fish aren't all suicidal! It also seems that most of my pre- anemone fish are still present, just new fish are gone. One day I watched my clown grab another fish and take him to the anemone and buried him deep within the tentacles. This fish got away somehow and is fine. But it shed light in what was going on. I decided to move the clown to my other tank. We keep the anemone inside a dead clam shell, however when we. Moved the clown it started to wonder, presumably looking for its clown. We decided to put them back together and the anemone went back to its clam shell and they are happy again. I think most people would find this a horrible relationship. But I love it. I think its very cool. I feed the m these pellets our LFS have, Aquadine, our clown grabs them and takes them to the anemone. This is normal behavior and so far has detoured him from snagging other fish.I feed the clown and other fish frozen shrimp.


Liked about it He's got personality and is very expressive. He beautiful and awesome!


Didn't like I love my fish, but things others may not like is the aggressive territorial behavior. Not usually deadly from what I've read and just in case my situation is not unique you may want to reconsider offering an anemone.


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By chele61636
Mar 15, 2013
 
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Love these guys...

Comments I have 2 of these in my 125 gallon. Probably my favorite fish in tank. The larger one was in tank for about 2 months before she decided to take to the anenome. I bought the other about a month ago and they paired immediatly. They are aggressive eaters and will defend the anenome with all they have if your hand is near it for to long. I have seen mine many times grab food and swim all the way across the tank to feed it to the anenome. Seems very hardy and is very easy to care for.


Liked about it Fun to watch. Easy to feed. When I feed I am always a little concerned that this fish will take more than his share leaving the other fish hungry. Great with anenomes. Very hardy.


Didn't like Can get aggressive with you and other fish when near the hosted anenome. Mine has bit my hand more than once for being around the anenome for to long. He bit and did not stop for about 3 seconds. Felt like getting shocked.


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By deanp88
Jun 06, 2010
 
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great clownfish

Comments This is one of the few clowns that are almost always going to take to a host anemone, being know for taking to most of the species of anemone available in the hobby. They are a bit aggressive and do get rather large (as far as clowns are concerned), but they're inexpensive and can even be found tank bred.


Liked about it Clarkii clowns are a good addition to most reef tanks, as they won't bother inverts or any unlike fish (though other clowns and damsels are a risk). They take well to aquaria and will readily accept food that's prepared at home. As with most clowns, these are commonly available as tank or captive bred, helping reduce the demand of removing fish from the ocean.


Didn't like Not too much complaints about this fish. It does get rather large, upwards of 6 inches as an adult, and you may find them to be territorial especially if it's being hosted by an anemone. I've had these clowns attack my arm in the past, and it's rather irritating to be honest. In most cases, though, they do make good tank additions.


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By crvz
May 30, 2010
 
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think before you buy, read on

Comments the fish are raised in a tank most of their lives and don't know what an anemone is and what to do with it.
The LFS (local fish stores) tell customer that these fish will hang out with something maybe not, there are no guarantees.
You should only buy from dealers who have a tank of anemones with clown fish bonding to them. That way you can determine for yourself what you need. Tank raised fish, are good for the ecosystem but please help themand provide an anemome for the connection


Liked about it i didn't have to feed my anemones too much as the anenome fish fed them for me.
The added color to the tank and
also added movement


Didn't like not tank raised
not bonded to any one host already
cost too much to loose if death from boredom


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By aiaman
Apr 28, 2010
 
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A great addition but can be agressive

Comments Clarkii Clowns are a very easy to keep fish, They love to host just about anything in the tank but obviously prefer an anemone. I have had a few on various occasions and all have been semi aggressive. More dominate than anything and basically show new fish whos the boss. If you can deal with the aggression this is a wonderful clown fish with lots of personality. They are always swimming around ave very curious about everything.


Liked about it Lots of character this fish has some personality
Nice colors but the brightest clown but the yellow sets them off.
Loves to host this clown will host anything


Didn't like Aggressive.
I cannot put my hand in the tank without him nipping at me...
He is very territorial and does not like any other clown fish.


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By ckusnierek
Jul 16, 2009
 
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