Spinecheek Anemonefish

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Spinecheek Anemonefish

This species is known as Spinecheek Anemonefish and the correct latin name is Premnas biaculeatus. It belongs to the Damsel family. (e) Origin of this fish 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. So 1 specimen requires at least 2040cm2 of water surface which is approximately 316 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

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.

Spinecheek Anemonefish picture 1

Spinecheek Anemonefish picture 2
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