The Pink Skunk Clownfish Amphprion perideraion is a slightly delicate and often underrepresented species in our hobby when it comes to anemonefish. The Pink Skunk Clownfish has a striking color pattern which is quite different from its more common three striped ocellaris cousin. This species was first described in by Bleeker. The southeastern edge of Thailand to Somoa in the east. We were lucky to photograph these on a dive last April on Flynn Reef in Australia with their host anemone.
Awesome Fish Spotlight: Amphiprion perideraion – Pink Skunk Clownfish
Pink Skunk Clownfish Care - Size, Life Span, Tank Mates, Breeding
The Pink Skunk Clownfish gets their common name because they have pink bodies with a white, skunk like stripe running the top length of their body from mouth to tail. As adults they get to about 4 inches 10 cm in size and will do fine in aquariums 30 gallons or larger. The pink clownfish doesn't really require all that much swimming room, especially if they have an anemone present. In the wild, they use the sea anemone for protection from predators.
The pink skunk clownfish will get aggressive as they get older and bigger. A host anemone will then get rid of their violence by making them spend much time in their nests breeding. Mostly the pink skunk juvenile and adult fishes subsist with a single anemone.
User Name. Remember Me. It is easy to understand the name of the Pink Skunk Clownfish because of the white skunk like band that runs from nose to tail on the dorsal upper part of the body. An easy way to identify the Pink Skunk Clownfish from these other species is the white vertical bar on each side of the head.