Category: Salt Water
Facts about the Nosestripe Anemonefish, it is an Anemonefish that belongs to the genus Amphiprion from the Pomacentridae family. The binomial name of this fish is Amphiprion akallopisos and it is also commonly called as the Nosestripe Anemonefish, or Skunk Clownfish and it usually lives in relationship with ocean anemones, such as Stichodactyla mertensii and Heteractis magnifica. The Nosestripe Anemonefish are frequently seen in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean where it exists in low inshore reefs as deep as 49.5 feet (15 meters), with a modest to powerful current. The range is distributed all through Indo-West Pacific, Madagascar, East Africa, Seychelles, Comoro Islands, Sumatra, Andaman Sea and the Seribu Islands. The Nosestripe Anemonefish can as well, be kept in the captivity by the aquarists.
A matured Nosestripe Anemonefish is a small size fish with a maximum body length of 4.4 inches (11 cm). The Nosestripe Anemonefish can be easily identified by a pale orange color body, with a single, slim, white streak running from its mouth to its caudal peduncle. The Nosestripe Anemonefish has 8 to 9 dorsal spines, 17 to 20 dorsal soft rays, 2 anal spines, and 12 to 14 anal soft rays.
The Nosestripe Anemonefish is frequently found in low inshore reef homes, regularly in stronger current regions. The Nosestripe Anemonefish species are protandrous hermaphrodites and each couple is monogamous. In the wild, each Anemone can be seen with a big female fish, a lesser functional male fish and with a number of underdeveloped juveniles. Through the elimination of the female fish, the male fish changes gender and the biggest among the juveniles grows into a functional male fish.
The Nosestripe Anemonefish species are oviparous, such that they have distinct pairing during the reproduction period. The eggs of the Nosestripe Anemonefish species are demersal and stick to the substrate and the eggs are usually protected and fertilized by the male fish.
Similar to other Anemonefish, the Nosestripe Anemonefish keeps up a hierarchy inside the host Anemone that is made up of a mating couple, of which the female fish is the biggest, and non-mating male fish that get smaller in size with time.
To perform well, the Nosestripe Anemonefish needs a big tank with a minimum capacity of 46 gallons, filled with water that ranges in temperature between 72F and 75F (22.2C and 23.9C), with the pH value between 8.2 and 8.5 and the specific gravity between 1.020 and 1.025.
The Nosestripe Anemonefish is an omnivorous fish that feeds primarily on pellet foods, live foods, and flake foods in the aquarium. In the wild, the Nosestripe Anemonefish feeds on petite zooplankton, such as the larva of tunicate and copepods, and occasionally it feeds on algae.
The Nosestripe Anemonefish, and other clownfish make use of noise production to protect their area. This behavior is most regular with damselfish that make an extensive variety of sounds, which is a performance shared with a minimum of 10 Aanemonefish species. They make sounds, looking like pops and tweets that are most commonly heeded, while dealing with the attacking fish of the same class or a different class. Usually, it is the female fish that protects the Anemone by making sound, in addition to a physical assault while other fish categories try to enter. The Nosestripe Anemonefish demonstrate three diverse kinds of sounds, such as short chirps, pops, and long chirps, according to the type and period of the encounter, which can differ by locality, as well.
The average lifespan of the Nosestripe Anemonefish ranges from 4 years to 5 years.