Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus)
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Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus)

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Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus)
Old 05-16-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
 
Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus)

Gold Strip Maroon Clownfish

Scientific Name: Premnas biaculeatus
Family: Pomacentridae


About the Gold Strip Maroon Clownfish

Species Type: Saltwater Fish
Category: Clownfish, Chromis, & Damselfish

Care Level: Easy. Ships well and acclimates well to the home aquarium. Accepts dried foods eagerly and quickly after acclimation. Is resistant to disease. An overall good choice for the new saltwater hobbyist.
Origin: Indo- Pacific
Compatibility/Temperament: Mixed community to semi-aggressive display. As with most clownfish the Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish is best kept singly unless a pair is introduced together. It may attack other clownfishes and nip at passive tank-mates who wonder near its host anemone or territory. It is a great fish for the reef aquarium and spends much of its time nestled peacefully in its anemone. If you plan to keep other clownfish, it is best to do it in a larger aquarium of 100 gallons or more. Adding all of the clownfish at the same time will also help to reduce territorial disputes.

Description

The Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish is very similar to the Maroon Clownfish with the exception of its stripes, which are gold instead of white. In the aquarium it is a very active fish and will spend most of its day in the visible part of the water column.

The Gold Maroon Clownfish differs from other Clownfish in its level of aggressiveness. It grows larger and displays more aggression towards tankmates than the Ocellaris or Percula Clowns. For this reason, it is best added to a community of fish as one of the last additions, or is best kept with more aggressive tankmates.

The Gold Maroon Clownfish does not require a host anemone for survival.



Gold Strip Maroon Clownfish Diet

Omnivore:
Offer frozen carnivore and herbivore preparations including mysid shrimp, brine shrimp and chopped marine flesh. These foods are readily accepted, with feeding rarely being a problem in captivity.

Size

Grows to around 5''. Becomes more aggressive as it ages.

Minimum Tank Suggestion

29 gallon

Ideal water parameters for Gold Strip Maroon Clownfish

Marine fish are highly sensitive animals with very specific care requirements. Most all saltwater species will require similar water conditions, designed to replicate that of natural seawater. Ammonia and nitrite levels should absolute zero, temperature at 76F to 80F, and salinity at 1.024 to 1.026. Although some fish are tolerant of lower levels of Nitrate, the goal in every aquariums should be to keep Nitrate as close to zero as possible, and certainly under 20ppm. Finally, maintaining a stable pH of 8.0 to 8.4 is desired. Achieving this is made easier by monitoring alkalinity, which should be kept at 8-12 DKH, and calcium, which is targeted at 400 to 460ppm.

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