15 facts about Clownfish

11.Clownfish are most often traded marine fish.
Most of the global trade comes from the wild, but things are changing over time. Clownfish are easy breading in captivity so from year to year less of them are captured from the oceans.
12.The average lifespan of clownfish is about 10 to 13 years in the wild.
But there are species living substantially longer like Amphiprion percula, which can live in captivity up to 30 years.
13.All clownfish are born males.
They can become a female in adulthood. It happens for example if a dominant female is killed.
14.When clownfish lacks anemone, it can occupy soft coral or large polyp stony coral.
Sometimes they even prefer those corals over anemones. This happened in our editorial reef tank when Amphiprion moved to Pleogyra coral, leaving Entacmaea quadricolor anemone alone. It stays away for over a year, and I'm sure it won't go back anytime soon.
15.Most popular clownfish species are:
  • Amphiprion ocellaris
  • Amphiprion clarkii
  • Amphiprion percula
  • Amphiprion akallopisos

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