Three-band ClownfishFamily: PomacentridaeAmphiprion tricinctus
This is one anemonefish that can get quite large! Adult Three-band Clownfish can reach up to 5.1" (13 cm)!
The Three-band Clownfish is a good, hardy anemonefish. We are not sure if they have been bred in captivity yet or are being sold pairs, but they are generally available singly.
For more Information on keeping this fish see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Marine Aquarium
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The Tricinctus!... a Three-band Clownfish (Amphiprion tricinctus) pair adoring their anemone.
The Three-Band Clownfish seen here is in its common colors. They also have an all black coloration, as it seems many clownfish have. They are protecting their very large anemone in this small tank. Anemones, depending on size, can make as much waste as 2 to 5 regular sized fish! In a tank under 55 gallons it will need to have frequent water changes of at least 10% a week.
Habitat: Natural geographic location: Three-band Clownfish are found only near the Marshall Islands and in the central western Pacific Ocean. Found in lagoons and outer reefs at depths of 3 to 40 meters.
Host Anemones: Entacmaea quadricolor ~ Bulb tipped or purple base anemone.
Heteractus aurora ~ Beaded sea anemone.
Heteractus crispa ~ Leathery sea anemone.
Stichtodactyla mertensii ~ Merten's sea anemone.
Breeding/Reproduction: Probably bred in captivity. See general breeding techniques on the Breeding Marine Fish page.