Spinecheek Anemonefish

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Spinecheek Anemonefish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Spinecheek Anemonefish and the correct latin name is Premnas biaculeatus. It belongs to the Damsel family. (e) It's origin is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive fish, especially when it is older.

Spinecheek Anemonefish can grow up to 17 cm what is approximately 6 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 2040cm2 of water surface which is approximately 316 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Spinecheek Anemonefish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

If you want to keep this clownfish, you should buy some anemones too. Entacmaea quadricolor is a good choice. Anemones are their natural home which protect them against hunters.

P. Buaculeatus is an omnivore, so it should be fed by food based on meat and by algae in flakes, frozen or live form.

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