ORA® Captive-Bred Saddleback Clownfish Information
The Saddleback Clownfish Amphiprion polymnus possess a very distinct appearance. There are several shades of color based on the area they are found in and the anemone that they inhabit. They may be yellowish-orange or black, or even mild brown, with a tailfin that is edged with white. The nose, as well as pectoral fins, also differ and could be either white, orange, or brown. However, all variations feature the wide white headband and a broad white middle band, which appears as if it’s forming the shape of a “saddle”.
In the wild, these clownfish depend on their anemone host and remain close to it. They’re typically located on their host anemone, the Haddon’s Carpet, or Saddle Stichodactyla Haddoni, but sometimes they are found with the Sebae Anemone Heteractis crispa as well as on very rare occasions, an Anemone Macrodactyla Long Tentacle doreensis. They don’t move to anemones from other species to establish new families but remain in their homes throughout their life unless the anemone is killed. It’s one of the very few species where the adult pair permit several adult pairs and subadults to be part of a huge anemone. Indeed, one diver recorded 30 clowns living in an enormous anemone.