The Saddleback Clownfish, is mostly black with a yellow face and striking yellow outlined pectoral fins. The Yellow Variation exhibit an orange-brown coloration with a large white stripe from the forehead to the chest, and white patches that encompasses the back of the fish and resembles a saddle.
The Saddleback Clownfish may be kept in small groups and will benefit from a host anemone. They may form relationships with the following species of anemones; Carpet (Stichodactyla sp. ), M.doreensis, Sebae (Heteractis crispa), or Ritteri (Heteractis magnifica). They becomes more aggressive towards conspecifics as it ages.
The Saddleback Clownfish females will be the largest of the pair and the two fish will usually stay close to each other in the aquarium. The females will be the largest of the pair and the two fish will usually stay close to each other in the aquarium. Clownfish 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 8-11 days depending on the water temperature. The fry must be reared in a separate aquarium on a diet of rotifers followed by baby brine shrimp.
The Saddleback Clownfish diet consists of almost any meaty food items and herbivore preparations.