The Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish is similar to the Maroon Clownfish except it has yellow gold stripes on the forehead, midsection, and tail, instead of white. They are strikingly beautiful, with the trademark spine on their cheeks. As juveniles, the Gold Stripe Maroon Clowns will have white stripes that will gradually turn yellow gold as they mature.
The Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish is a good candidate for a reef aquarium. The Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish are the most territorial and largest of all clownfish species. Maroon Clownfish are very sensitive to elevated levels of copper.
The females will be the largest of the pair, and two fish will usually stay close to each other in the aquarium. These fish are egg layers and will deposit the eggs on a flat surface, and defend the eggs from other tank mates. The eggs will normally hatch in 6-11 days depending on the temperature. The fry must be reared in a separate aquarium on a diet of rotifers then baby brine shrimp.
The Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish diet consists of chopped meaty items such as frozen shrimp, pellet and flake foods.
Gold StripeMaroon Clownfish do well in an aquarium containing almost any anemone type, In nature they are found to host Bubble Tip Anemones, Sand Anemones and Malu Anemones. It is semi-aggressive towards other clownfish and passive tank mates.
Do not move the Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish with a net as its cheekspines will become entangled. Use a specimen container if capture is necessary.