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ORA® Captive-Bred Fiji Clownfish

Greek Name: Amphiprion barberi

$29.99

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The ORA® Captive-Bred Fiji Clownfish is a new species that was just described by Gerald R. Allen. For a long time the fish was believed to be a color variation of the Australian Clownfish-Amphiprion Melanopus that is distributed across in the Western Pacific Ocean. The different species of clownfish is different from Amphiprion melanopus due to the color and also by having fewer spinules on their operculum. This brand new species of the Pomacentridae family is a striking reddish orange body, tinged by bright, full-on orange tail, face, and dorsal and anal caudal, and pectoral fins. Apart from being stunning the tough ORA® captive-bred Fiji Barberi Clownfish can be quite active and makes a stunning and eye-catching focal point.

Similar to other clownfish species the ORA® captive-bred Fiji Barberi Clownfish is likely to develop a symbiotic connection with larger anemones, such as Entacmaea quadricolor. It is believed that the Amphiprion barberi has a native habitat in the reefs of Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa. To get the most natural habitat, keep this fish within larger systems of marine life, with plenty of rocks, among which it is able to hide. It is also important to ensure that care is considered when selecting tankmates because the ORA® captive-bred Fiji Barberi is semi-aggressive, and can frighten those who are timid or docile by its loud activities.

To ensure the best possible health for your Fiji Barberi, give the Clownfish a diverse diet of meaty items like mysis shrimp and frozen food preparations and flake food items. Some aquarists claim to have bred this species inside their home aquarium without or with an host anemone.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4″ to 1-1/2″

 

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

Captive-Bred, ORA®

Family

Pomacentridae

Minimum Tank

30 gallons

Description

ORA® Captive-Bred Fiji Clownfish Information

Fiji Barberi Clownfish are found in the tidal coral reefs of Fiji. They are a color variation of (Amphiprion melanopus) clownfish, which is present in numerous places from the Australian South Pacific to the Western Pacific Ocean. Since their discovery, which was relatively recent the Fiji Barberi Clownfish has become an extremely popular species for aquariums because of its vivid reddish-orange coloration as well as its bright finnage and face.

It is a great choice for beginner marine aquarium enthusiasts the Fiji Barberi Clownfish is also popular with advanced hobbyists due to its beautiful colors and its ability to be used in FOWLR and reef aquariums.

 

ORA® Captive-Bred Fiji Clownfish Diet

Fiji Barberi Clownfish need to be fed an extensive diet consisting of both plant-based and meaty food items. They are able to consume a variety, including small pellets, flake, frozen, freeze-dried, and live food. A mix of high-quality food items such as Mysis Shrimp and Brine that is enriched Shrimp Cyclop-eeze, and other similar food items will ensure that Fiji Barberi Clanfish can enjoy a variety of nutritional intake which will aid in maintaining an appropriate immune system.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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