It is best not to keep more than one couple of this small species, without any other clownfish. The dorsal and anal fins of the male skunk clownfish display a fine orange band; the females are white or translucent. Size: 9 cm.

Amphiprion ocellaris

Several couples can live in the same anemone, if it is big enough. Easy to keep, the ocellaris clownfish is nevertheless fragile in its acclimatization period (1-3 months); after that, it is highly robust. It lays eggs without problems and accepts artificial food. It is sometimes confused with the true clownfish (Amphiprion percula), but its white bands are fringed with

• Amphiprion sebae

Seba's clownfish, easy to keep in an aquarium, is one of the biggest Amphiprion species, as the female grows o 12 cm. An anemone houses a single couple, sometimes with the fry.

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