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Maroon Clown

Maroon Clown

Scientific Name: Premnas biaculeatus

Price: Upon Request

Origin: Indo-Pacific

Family: Pomacentridae




Technical Info

Temperature: 25 - 28 ℃

pH: 8.1 - 8.4

GH: 8 - 12

SG: 1.020 - 1.025

Max size: 15 cm

Min Tank size: 120 Ltr

Position in Aqua: No special swimming level



The Maroon Clownfish has a bold, red body color with a broad white stripe on the forehead, and white stripes on its midsection and in front of the anal fin.



The Maroon clownfish is just like most other clownfish easy to feed and will accept most foods including marine flake food. Some wild caught specimens might reject flake food. Give your fish a varied diet consisting of both vegetable and meatier foods. A good diet might be built around a high quality vitamin enriched flake food that is complemented with different types of small frozen foods such as Cyclops, plus vegetable matter. Feed them 2-3 times a day.



Maroon clownfish are easy to breed if you have a compatible pair. The best way to get a pair is to let juveniles grow up together in a large aquarium or buy an established breeding pair. Maroon clownfish are generally easier to sex than other clownfish species as the males are smaller and redder than the females. You will also see a difference in behavior females are much more aggressive. Males can change sex if there are no females present; the largest male will turn into a female. This means that you only need to buy two fishes to get a pair. They lay their eggs on a flat surface. They are good parents and will forcefully defend their eggs and fry. The fry are small and quite sensitive.


Compatible with

Use caution when selecting tank mates. It's probably not wise to keep them with Lionfish or Triggers large enough to eat them. Also avoid keeping them with smaller more peaceful tankmates because the maroon clowns may bully them. They may be aggressive with other Clownfishes in most tank setups.



The Maroon clownfish is more expensive than most other clownfish species. Add to this that it has poor resistance to diseases and is one of the most aggressive clownfish species and you will see why this clownfish is less suitable for beginners than many other clownfish species.