The Orange Clownfish (Amphiprion percula) is a small tropical marine (saltwater) reef fish. It is also known as the Percula Clownfish or the Clown Anemonefish.
The Orange Clownfish is orange with three white lines across its body. One white line is behind the eye; the middle white line is in the middle of its body; and another white line is near the caudal fin. It also has black lines on each fin.
It is native to the Pacific and Indian Oceans near northwest Australia and Southeast Asia.
The female lays 400-1,500 eggs, which hatch after 6-8 days. The young fish, called fry, start their lives as male, and change to female later in life, when the only breeding female dies. This is called protandry.
It can grow to about 8 centimetres (3 inches) long.
It eats algae, plankton, worms, and small crabs.
The Orange Clownfish lives in shallow sea water. They live around anemones on coral reefs.
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