About the Sustainable Aquatics Red Sea Two-Band Clownfish – Captive-Bred
Care Level: Moderate
Reef Safe: Yes
Max Size: 4 inches
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
You can find the Two-Band Bicintus in the Red Sea. They can grow up to 4 inches. They are territorial and have an aggressive temperament within their territory. They have a unique Bodychape and beautiful fins. They make for a unique clown choice.
SA utilizes multiple broodstock pairs to ensure genetic diversity of the fish being offered for sale. Care of the Two-Band clownfish is identical to the common clownfish. Although all sizes are available, the Two-Band clownfish typically ships at a size of around 1.5”;
These fish will accept most fish foods and are perfect for reef tanks. More than one can be kept in the same aquarium and they prefer to be kept in groups.
Clownfish have a very distinct swimming motion that is different from most fish. This is likely passed on through their genetic makeup from centuries of wiggling within the tentacles of Anemones. As the Clownfish wiggles within the stinging tentacles the Anemone’s mucus is likely smeared over the Clownfish’s body, which then protects it from additional stings.
In the wild they live in small groups with one large dominant female, one smaller sexually active male, and a handful of smaller males and juveniles. When the female is lost the largest male will then change sex and become the dominant female with the other Clowns moving up the ladder behind it.
Since 2003 the Tennessee Sustainable Aquatics (SA) Hatchery breeds dozens of species from resident broodstock and every month provides thousands of colorful healthy fish.