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Cinnamon clownfish (Amphiprion melanopus) or fire clownfish

Fire Clownfish
Amphiprion melanopus (Black anemonefish) in Heteractis magnifica (Magnificent anemone)
Fire Clownfish

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Actinopterygii

Order:

Perciformes

Family:

Pomacentridae

Genus:

Amphiprion

Species:

A. melanopus

Binomial name:

Amphiprion melanopus

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.

BehaviourEdit

They can be territorial and aggressive, especially as they get older, and particularly to other clownfish.

DescriptionEdit

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.

DietEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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