Fish Type: Clownfish
Scientific Name: Amphiprion latezonatus
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Max Size: 5.5"
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gal
Relative Care: Moderate
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The Latezonatus Clownfish, sometimes referred to as the Wide-Band or Lord Howe Clownfish, is found on the Eastern Australian Coast and Lord Howe Island. They are dark black in appearance with three white bands covering the body, with the middle band being far wider than the other two. The tail is also edged in white. These clownfish are infrequently available and make a wonderful addition to the fish only or reef aquarium.
A 50-gallon or larger aquarium is desirable. It may be kept in small groups and will be happier if a host anemone is present such as Haddon’s Sea Anemone (Stichodactyla haddoni). It becomes more aggressive towards conspecifics as it ages.
The Latezonatus Clownfish diet consists of meaty foods such as mysis and enriched brine shrimp, herbivore preparations, and a high quality marine fish pellet and flake food.