Orange Skunk Clownfish

$ 24.99


Description: It is easy to understand the name of the Orange Skunk Clownfish because of the white skunk like band that runs from the tip of the nose on the dorsal (upper) part of the body to the beginning of the caudal (tail) fin. Two other species of clownfish belonging to the “skunk complex” have this feature including the Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion akallopisos) and the Pink Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion perideraion). The Orange Skunk Clownfish has an orange body. Juvenile Orange Skunk Clownfish have a transparent or whitish tail, but as they grow the tail turn an orange color. The orange tail is an easy way to distinguish adult specimens of the Orange Skunk Clownfish from the Skunk Clownfish and Pink Skunk Clownfish since these other species have a white or light colored caudal (tail) fin. Also, the Orange Skunk Clownfish grow larger than the Pink Skunk Clownfish but is still one of the smallest species in the clownfish family. It is hardy and also very peaceful.

Temperament & Captive Care: The Orange Skunk Clownfish is very peaceful and hardy, but can be a little timid. If housed with more aggressive fish species in a community tank we recommend adding the Orange clownfish early so they have a chance to establish a territory before adding more aggressive species. Adding an anemone that the Orange skunk clownfish can inhabit will help them become more comfortable in your tank.

Feeding: Most clownfish are omnivorous feeders, meaning that they will consume a variety of different food types. In nature the diet of clownfish consists of crustaceans (such as copepods and amphipods), algae, polychaete worms and leftovers from the anemone’s meal. Our captive bred fish are conditioned to eat a variety of aquarium diets including pellets, flake food, frozen Mysis shrimp, and frozen brine shrimp.

Natural host anemones: In their natural environment Orange Skunk Clownfish are typically hosting in the Sebae Anemone (Heteractis crispa) or Merten’s Carpet Anemone (Stichodactyla mertensii).

Aquarium host anemones: Captive bred Clownfish do not require host anemones to survive or thrive. However, in most cases they will readily accept them. The Orange Skunk Clownfish is not picky when it comes to anemones and will readily host in a number of anemone in captivity. We recommend the popular and hardy Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor).

If you experience a livestock loss, we will gladly issue you a credit on your purchase. The following terms and conditions apply to our livestock guarantee.

  • Jay's Clownfish will issue a credit for the purchase amount of livestock that is dead on arrival (DOA). This credit is for livestock only and does not cover shipping or packaging costs.
  • Losses must be photographed and reported to Jay's Clownfish within two hours of delivery.  DOAs should be photographed clearly without being removed from the bag.
  • Someone must be present to accept the shipment on the first delivery attempt. UPS, our preferred shipper, may attempt delivery as early as 9 AM depending on your location.
  • Although we carefully monitor both locally and at your location, please monitor the weather in your area to reduce the likelihood that extreme weather will cause a delay. Delays caused by extreme weather are not covered under our guarantee or the guarantee of our shippers.
  • Please unpack and acclimate livestock as soon as the shipment is received!
  • Any deaths that occur after acclimation must be photographed and reported to Jay's Clownfish as soon as possible. Photographs must be clear and show no signs of aggression from tank mates.
  • If there is any problem or concern with your order, please contact us as soon as possible. We welcome feedback! This helps us better serve you in the future. Continued support of tank bred and tank raised species reduces the impact on wild reefs and ecology. Your purchase ensures ongoing development and future availability of sustainable organisms.
  • Limit of one replacement per transaction.
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