SA Brown Saddleback Clownfish
- Species Information
- Scientific Name:Amphiprion polymnus
- Described:all color variations have a wide white head band and a wide white middle band that looks like it forms a “saddle”.
- Origin:Captive Bred
- Maximum Size:5"
- Ideal Tank Size:>30 Gallons
Though sometimes thought-of as a delicate clownfish species, the captive-bred SA Saddleback Clownfish (Amphriprion polymnus) is a unique and very interesting addition to the marine aquarium. Their unusual “up and down” swimming motion is entertaining to watch and a very endearing quality unique to few fish. Saddleback clownfish are known to associate with the Sebae anemone (Heteractis crispa) and the Haddoni carpet anemone (Stichodactyla haddoni) in the ocean, although it’s not necessary to keep them with an anemone in the aquarium. Being one of the larger clownfish varieties, it is recommended to house this fish in a tank no less than 30 gallons.
This clownfish has a light to dark brown body with an orange face. The body shape is more sleek and oval shaped, resembling the Sebae and Latezonatus clownfish. They have a wide, partial center bar, which resembles a saddle, hence the “Saddleback” name.
Temperament– Peaceful overall, the Saddleback will typically not bother other tankmates. They are found in groups in the wild, so they are more tolerable of other clownfish than most. The Saddleback Clownfish grows up to 5 inches in length.
Size– The Saddleback Clownfish grows up to 5 inches in length.
Diet– Like other clownfish, the Saddleback is omnivorous, and should be fed as such. Meaty, enriched foods such as mysis shrimp or spirulina brine shrimp are excellent suggestions. They will also accept pelleted foods, such as our own Hatchery Diet.
Distribution– This fish is found throughout the Indo-Pacific region, from Taiwan southward through New Guinea to the northern coast of Australia.
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