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Fiji Barberi Clownfish

Greek Name: Amphiprion barberi

$19.99

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This Fiji Barberi Clownfish is a new species which was recently discovered by Gerald R. Allen. For a long time, it was believed to be a color variation of the Australian Clownfish Amphiprion melanopus that is distributed across in the Western Pacific Ocean. This brand new species of clownfish is different from Amphiprion melanopus due to colouration as well as having less spinules on their operculum. The newest addition to the Pomacentridae family is a striking reddish-orange body that is tinged with an enthralling bright orange tail, face and dorsal pectoral, caudal, and anal fin. Apart from being stunning and durable, the Fiji Barberi Clownfish is quite active and makes a stunning and eye-catching focal point.

Like other anemonefish or clownfish Fiji Barberi Clownfish can form a symbiotic connection with larger anemones, such as Entacmaea quadricolor. This Fiji Barberi Clownfish is native to the reefs of Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa. To get the most natural habitat, keep the Clownfish inside larger aquariums that have plenty of rockwork in which it is able to conceal. Also, care must be taken when selecting tankmates as the Fiji Barberi is somewhat aggressive and can frighten those who are timid or docile fish by its loud activities.

For optimal treatment for your Fiji Barberi, give the Clownfish a varied diet which includes meaty items for food like mysis shrimp, frozen dishes, and flake-based foods. Some aquarists claim to have bred this species in their home aquarium, with and without the host anemone.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3/4″ to 1 1/4″, Medium: 1 1/4″ to 2″, Large: 2″ to 3″

 

Category:

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color Form

Orange, Red, White

Diet

Herbivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

3½"

Origin

Fiji

Family

Pomacentridae

Minimum Tank

30 gallons

Description

Fiji Barberi Clownfish Information

The world-renowned fish expert Dr. Gerald R. Allen has described Amphiprion Barberi Clownfish in June’s issue of the International Journal of Ichthyology. In the past, this species was believed to be a variation in color that of Cinnamon Clownfish ( Amphiprion melanopus) that is found in large numbers throughout the Pacific Ocean. Barberi Clownfish can be distinguished from Cinnamon Clownfish due to its color as well as the number of gill rakes. The Barberi Clownfish has uniform orange to red coloring, while the Cinnamon Clownfish has a darker red coloration, with a prominent “saddle”. This Barberi Clownfish also resembles the Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus). Tomato Clownfish have bright red coloration when they are juveniles that change to a darker red when they grow older (almost black coloration in bigger females). The Barberi Clownfish keeps its uniform red to orange coloration from the time of juvenile through adulthood. As Barberi Clownfish mature their head coloration becomes darker. Additionally, we have noticed that in certain Barberi Clownfish the first finray within their pelvic fins becomes black when they get larger that 1.5 inches.

 

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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