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Cinnamon Clownfish (Amphiprion melanopus)

The Cinnamon Clownfish or Amphiprion melanopus is a popular saltwater aquarium fish that goes by many different names including the Fire Clownfish, Black Anemonefish, Red and Black Anemonefish and the Red and Black Clownfish. This species of Clownfish is orange and reddish brown with a white stripe that runs behind its eyes and a dark area towards the back of its body.

If you are thinking of housing the Cinnamon Clownfish in an aquarium make sure you have one that is at least 40 gallons. They should not be kept with other Clownfish, unless they are a mated pair as they can be territorial especially when they get older. You can see the Cinnamon Clownfish in action in the video below...

The recommended water conditions are as follows, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, and sg 1.020-1.025. Cinnamon Clownfish are omnivores that should be fed a variety of foods including flakes, pellets, brine shrimp and algae. They are considered to be a hardy fish that can grow to about 5" in maximum length.

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1 comment:

Clownfish said...

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