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Description of the Three-band Anemonefish
The Three-band Anemonefish is also known at the Maroon Clownfish or Three-band Anemonefish. Clownfish are often also known as Anemonefish, due to their close relationship with sea anemones. They are Omnivores which means that they eat both plants and fish.
Picture of a Three-band Anemonefish
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Popular Name: Three-band Anemonefish
Species: Amphiprion tricinctus
Profile of the Three-band Anemonefish
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Three-band Anemonefish species.
Size: Up to 12cm
Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 22-23 Degrees, PH: 8-8.5
Temperament: Great community fish
Diet / Feeding: Frozen, Live or Flaked Food
Habitat: Reef dwellers, depths of up to 40m
Behaviour: Can get aggressive towards other clownfish, best to place in pairs with access to a sea anemone
Scientific Classification of the Three-band Anemonefish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.
Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Three-band Anemonefish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!
Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Three-band Anemonefish slimy?
Three-band Anemonefish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Three-band Anemonefish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.
Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Three-band Anemonefish have gills?
Gills enable the Three-band Anemonefish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.
Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Three-band Anemonefish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:
Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Three-band Anemonefish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement.
Facts About Anemomefish
The female clownfish can lay up to 1000 eggs at a time and they hatch in about seven days
Clown fish are monogamous, they mate for life. If the female dies, the male fish will change sex and become female. She will then mate with one of her own offspring!
Anemomefish - Top Tips
Clown fish are poor swimmers and never venture far from their host anemone.
The female clownfish is always larger than the male!
Despite their ‘clown’ name and image the clown fish is an aggressive fish and very territorial