COMMON CLOWNFISH (AMPHIPRION OCELLARIUS)
The common clownfish are found in a variety of different colors depending on where they are located. Amphiprion ocellaris can be distinguished from other Amphriphon species based on the number of pectoral rays and dorsal spines. The females tend to be larger than males, similar to other fish species. Their life span depends on whether they live at the surface or bottom of the ocean. This species is found in the Eastern Indian Ocean and in the western Pacific Ocean. They can also be found in Northern Australia, Southeast Asia and Japan. They often live in small groups off coral reefs, usually as deep as 15 meters. This species of clownfish is diurnal, which means the sex of the fish can change. They all start out as males, but the most aggressive, territorial, and strongest fish becomes the dominant female. They mainly feed on plankton and algae. They reproduce relatively easily, making them a perfect candidate for tropical trade.
Cinnamon Clownfish(Amphiprion melanopus):
Cinnamon clownfish are a widely distributed anemonefish mainly found in the western and southern parts of the Pacific Ocean. The species scientific name ‘melanopus’ is Greek, meaning black feet in reference to their black pelvic fins. Like the common clownfish: the female is largest, the breeding male is second largest, and the male non-breeders get progressively smaller as the hierarchy descends. They too start out as all males then the most aggressive and territorial changes their sex to female. Their diet mainly consists of zooplankton, small benthic crustaceans and algaes. Even though this species has been successfully bred and traded in captivity, the Amphiprion melanopus become very territorial and aggressive once they become established in their tanks. But once established in the tank they eat almost anything you give them.
Pink Sunk Clownfish(Amphiprion perideraion):
Pink sunk clownfish are widespread from northern Australia through the Malay Archipelago and Melanesia. Like the common clownfish and the cinnamon clownfish: the female is largest, the breeding male is second largest, and the male non-breeders get progressively smaller as the hierarchy descends. They too start out as all males then the most aggressive and territorial changes their sex to female. They are thought to be found between 3 and 20 meters deep, but some have been seen on the Great Barrier Reef as deep as 50 to 65 meters deep. They are also the only anemone fish found on both sides of Australia.The Amphiprion perideraion is the only species of anemonefish to primarily feed on algae. They have successfully been bred in an aquarium. In an aquarium, they feed on brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, chopped shellfish, and dried algae.