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The Maroon Clownfish has a bold, red body colour with a broad white stripe on the forehead, and white stripes on its midsection and in front of the anal fin. Those found in the Coral Sea have thin white stripes.
The Maroon Clownfish is a good candidate for a reef aquarium. The 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 Maroon Clownfish diet consists of chopped meaty items such as frozen shrimp, pellet and flake foods.
Maroon 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 Maroon Clownfish with a net as its cheekspines will become entangled. Use a specimen container if capture is necessary.