Red and Black Anemonefish (Amphiprion melanopus)

Also known as Anemonefish, Black Anemonefish, Blackback Anemonefish, Black-backed Anemonefish, Black Clownfish, Chocolate Clown, Cinnamon Clownfish, Clown Anemonefish, Clownfish, Dusky Anemonefish, Fire Clownfish

Description

Also known as Anemonefish, Black Anemonefish, Blackback Anemonefish, Black-backed Anemonefish, Black Clownfish, Chocolate Clown, Cinnamon Clownfish, Clown Anemonefish, Clownfish, Dusky Anemonefish, Fire Clownfish.

Found in pairs or family groups with their host anemone over shallow waters of lagoons and outer reefs.
They feed on algae and planktonic copepods.
Juveniles reddish orange with 2-3 narrow bars.
Length - 12cm
Depth - 1-18m
Widespread Pacific Ocean

This Anemonefish is known to live with the host anemones:-
Magnificent Sea Anemone - Heteractis magnifica
http://www.whatsthatfish.com/fish/magnificent-sea-anemone/801
Leathery Sea Anemone - Heteractis crispa
http://www.whatsthatfish.com/fish/leathery-sea-anemone/1166
Bulb-tentacle Sea Anemone - Entacmaea quadricolor
http://www.whatsthatfish.com/fish/bulbtentacle-sea-anemone/957

Anemonefish are specialised damselfish and live a symbiotic relationship with various anemones. Some anemonefish will only be found with one type of anemone, but others can live with many types.
They are rarely found very far away from an anemone. (edit)

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