Pink Skunk ClownfishFamily: PomacentridaeAmphiprion perideraion
The Pink Skunk Clownfish (and the other skunk clowns) have a distinguished look from all the other clownfishes. Can you guess why they are called "skunk" clownfish?
This is one of the smaller clownfish with a general pinkish coloration and a white "skunk" line extending down it's back. The Pink Skunk Clownfish is a hardy little fish. It is inexpensive and readily available!
For more Information on keeping this fish see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Marine Aquarium
Pink Skunk Clownfish
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Spawning Pink Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion perideraion), having a go at parenthood!
Two mature Pink Skunk Clownfish are having a go at parenthood! While clownfish generally will spawn in captivity, it takes specialized efforts to bring them to a viable selling age. The eggs will disappear in a few days, and if ever any did hatch, sadly power heads will provide a quick end to their larval stage. Pink Skunk Clownfish are probably one of the most mellow of the clowns and can be kept in the same tank as a Percula Clownfish as long as there is at least 2 feet between host anemones.
Habitat: Natural geographic location: Pink Skunk Clownfish are found from the Cocos (keeling) Islands and Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean, and the Indo-Australian Archipelago northwards to the Ryukyu Islands and Micronesia.
Host Anemones: Heteractus crispa ~ Leathery sea anemone.
Heteractus magnifica ~ Magnificent sea anemone. (Usually)
Macrodactyla doreensis ~ Corkscrew tenacle sea anemone.
Stichtodactyla gigantea ~ Gigantic sea anemone.
Breeding/Reproduction: The Pink Skunk Clownfish has been bred in captivity. See general breeding techniques on the Breeding Marine Fish page.