What do clownfish need in a tank?

The aquarium must have a pH between 7.8 and 8.4 to keep them healthy. This convenient pH also allows for pairing with many other species. Clownfish need a specific gravity that is between 1.021 and 1.026. Fluctuations in water quality can be reduced by keeping a larger volume of water either in the tank or in a sump.

How big do common clownfish get?

about 4.3 inches
They reach about 4.3 inches in length, and are named for the multicolored sea anemone in which they make their homes.

Why do my clown fish stay in the corner?

Hanging out in the corner is a sign of insecurity. I observed it a lot with those that got beaten up by other fish (usually also clowns) in the tank. Clownfish only feel really secure if they have a host, ideally an anemone but surrogates like corals or ceramic flowerpots work as well.

Why do clownfish swim at the top of the tank?

Since he said the fish was at the top, I just wanted to make sure that it was not breathing heavy. If it is breathing heavy at the bottom of the tank, yes it is not due to lack of oxygen. It is normal for clowns to float up high in the tank.

Can I keep 1 clownfish?

One clownfish by itself should be fine, but attempting again to pair your fish with another small clown seems to be preferable to the fish (if they can make it through the establishing dominance phases).

How do you take care of clownfish?

Buy at least a 20–30 gallon (75.7–113.6 L) tank. A suitable tank is crucial for having a happy,healthy clown fish.

  • Place your tank in a safe,secluded spot. Many first-time aquarium owners underestimate the ease of preparing and maintaining an aquarium.
  • Test your tank for defects.
  • Add your filtration system.
  • Add the substrate and/or airstones.
  • What fish are compatible with clownfish?


  • Dartfish
  • Damselfish
  • Soft or hard corals
  • Gobies
  • Marine invertebrates
  • Do clown fish needs anemone?

    In the wild, clownfishes are found almost exclusively within reach of their host anemone (except when they are swimming out to touch the ‘butt’ like in Finding Nemo). In a home aquarium, clownfish do not need anemones and it is probably best if you don’t even try to keep them with an anemone.

    Which clownfish can be kept together?

    Ensure the color is bright – if pale or white,don’t purchase it.

  • Check that the mouth isn’t too big.
  • Make sure the tentacles aren’t too thin or too short.
  • Observe the foot area for any signs of distress like tears or rips.
  • See that the anemone reacts by moving when it’s picked up.