Category: Salt Water
Facts about the Orangefin Anemonefish, it is a marine fish that belongs to the pomacentridae family, damselfish, and clownfish. These are the kind of fish which can be easily be found in western Pacific on the north of the Great Barrier Reef from the surface to about 20 m including the Pacific Ocean. This Orangefin Anemonefish can grow to about 17 cm in length.
The Orangefin Anemonefish are the ones that have got symbiotic mutualism along with the sea anemones and also are not affected by stinging tentacles of the host anemone. Sea anemones actually protect the clownfish from the predators and also in providing food with the scarps that that are left with the meals. In return, of all these help the Orangefin Anemonefish in defending sea anemone from parasites and also predators. The Orangefin Anemonefish are very small and they are available in various color combinations depending on the sex and many other factors.
These Orangefin Anemonefish usually come with a very deep and short body. These Orangefin Anemonefish have got a yellow color in body edges and dark brown or yellow brown shade in the middle and also white colored vertical stripes which include one near the eye and one near the anus. The fins can be available in a yellow to orange color range. Tail fins can be either yellow or white as per area in which these fish are originated. It is found that the Orangefin Anemonefish which are originated from Tonga and Fiji usually have got yellow colored tails. The Orangefin Anemonefish from Solomon and the Marshall Island have white tails.
Size and Food
The Orangefin Anemonefish can be available in really small sizes. The Orangefin Anemonefish can grow to about 17 cm if it can grow in a good environment. These Orangefin Anemonefish usually feed on algae and also zooplankton. It is always necessary for you to find the food that is needed so they can stay in proper form. The Orangefin Anemonefish need to live in places where their food can be easily available.
These Orangefin Anemonefish are usually found in the reef passages and also in the slopes of the outer reef at depths that can range from 1m to 20 m. The Orangefin Anemonefish live between tentacles of the anemone species available in the sea which include Heteractis aurota, Heteractis crispa and also heteractis aurora.
Places Where they are Found
Orangefin Anemonefish is the kind of fish usually found in the marine waters of tropical areas of western pacific and also the Northern Great Barrrier Reef which is in Queensland. These Orangefin Anemonefish can be found as a group or as pairs. The Orangefin Anemonefish are really amazing to look at and can be found in abundance at these places.