Fish Species

Orange Clownfish

Orange Clownfish - Description

The Orange Clownfish is also known as the Percula Clownfish, True Percula Clownfish and Blackfinned Clownfish.

It has a mutually symbiotic relationship with the Sea Anemone so it is vital  to place them in pairs with a sea anemone so they can mimic their natural habitat. Like other Clownfish, they are sequential hermaphrodites which means that are initially all male.

As they mature, they can develop into females. For example: If a female from the group dies, one of the dominant males will change into a female!

Popular Name: Orange Clownfish
Species: Amphiprion percula

Profile of the Orange Clownfish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Orange Clownfish species.

  • Size:  Up to 11cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 25-28 Degrees, PH: 8-8.5

  • Temperament: Can become aggressive to other Clownfish, place pairs together

  • Diet / Feeding: Frozen, Dried or Flaked Food

  • Habitat: Shallow Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 12m

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish although place in pairs to minimise aggressio

  • Range: Pacific and Indian Oceans

Scientific Classification of the Orange Clownfish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Amphiprion percula

  • Popular Names: Orange Clownfish - Percula Clownfish - True Percula Clownfish - Blackfinned Clownfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacentridae


Clown Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Orange Clownfish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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