Cinnamon Clownfish
 

Cinnamon clownfish (Amphiprion melanopus) or fire clownfish is a widely distributed clownfish. It is found in Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, southeastern Polynesia, and the Great Barrier Reef.

They are omnivorous, and will eat a variety of meat food items and algae.

Behaviour

They can be territorial and aggressive, especially as they get older, and particularly to other clownfish. Not an edible fish.

Description

Cinnamon clownfish adults can grow to 12 cm (4.7 inches), and the female is usually bigger than the male.

The cinnamon clownfish is a dark red to orange with a mahogany "saddle" on its back. Juveniles and adults have a white head band, which turns a nice blue with age.

Habitat

Amphiprion melanopus (Red and black anemonefish) colony in Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble sea anemones)Host sea anemones:

  • Entacmaea quadricolor - bubble-tip or purple base anemone (usually)
  • Heteractis crispa - leathery sea anemone (occasionally)
  • Heteractis magnifica - magnificent sea anemone (rarely)

Diet

It is an omnivore in nature, but it mainly eats zooplankton. This fish will accept all foods in the home aquarium. -flakes -brine shrimp -mysid shrimp -algae.

Source: wikipedia

clay
clay posted on Cinnamon Clownfish
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**Cinnamon clownfish** (_Amphiprion melanopus_) or **fire clownfish** is a widely distributed clownfish. It is found in Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, southeastern Polynesia, and the Great Barrier Reef. They are omnivorous, and will eat a variety of meat food items and algae. Behaviour They can be territorial and aggressive, especially as they get older, and particularly to other clownfish. Not an edible fish. Description Cinnamon clownfish adults can grow to 12 cm (4.7 inches), and the female is usually bigger than the male. The cinnamon clownfish is a dark red to orange with a mahogany "saddle" on its back. Juveniles and adults have a white head band, which turns a nice blue with age.

Fish Specs

Scientific Name
Family
Pomacentridae
Environment
Salt
Min Tank Size
30 gallons
Max Size
5.0 in.
Chemistry
8.1 - 8.4 pH
Temperature
72 - 78 °F
Temperament
Semi-Aggressive
Diet
Omnivore
Difficulty
Easy
Origin
Fiji, Indonesia, Maldives, Vanuatu
Reef Safe
Yes