Gold Stripe Maroon (Premnas biaculeatus) Care
This Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish, Premnas biaculeatus, is also known as the Spinecheek Anemonefish, the Yellowstripe Maroon Clownfish, and the Maroon Clownfish. These fish come from the Indo-West Pacific region. The color of the body ranges from red to a deep maroon color with three white stripes. The stripes on the juveniles are white but become more and more golden in color as the fish matures.
Clownfish are omnivores and require a diet rich in both meaty and plant foods, such as mysis and brine shrimp, marine algae, and flake food. They love their food and may be aggressive when it comes to sharing with other tankmates.
The Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish can grow to be about 6″ and can be housed in aquariums as small as 30 gallons. Males will typically grow to be no more than 3″. These clownfish are hardy and semi-aggressive depending on the fish and the tank environment.
These fish are reef safe and will not bother coral or invertebrates.
NOTE: Maroon Clownfish have cheek spines that can get tangled in nets; if you need to catch one, please use a container vs. a net.