Pink Skunk Clownfish Fun Facts “Amphiprion Perideraion”

Pink skunk clownfish

Last updated on August 2nd, 2022 at 12:56 pm

The Pink Skunk Clownfish, also known as Amphiprion perideraion, is a species of clownfish that grows up to about four inches in length. They are native to the Western Pacific Ocean and live at depths from six feet below the surface down to around 100 meters deep. The males have black bands on their tail fin while females have white bands. The Pink Skunk Clownfish lives in a symbiotic relationship with anemones, hosting clownfish and defending them from predators.

They are found in the Western Pacific Ocean at depths of around 100 meters or so. They’re about four inches long and have black bars on their tail fin that males have while females have white bars. They live in a symbiotic relationship with anemones, hosting clownfish and defending them from predators.

The Pink Skunk Clownfish has black bands on its tail fin while the females have white bands. The males are a little bit bigger than the females but their colors match each other. Females will not change color when they’re pregnant. They are found in the Western Pacific Ocean at depths of around 100 meters or so, and they live there by hosting clownfish and defending them from predators.


Pink skunk clownfish

These fish are found in the Coral Sea of Queensland, Commonwealth of Australia. The Pink Skunk Clownfish was the first skunk clownfish to be discovered and is one among about 60 species that belong to this genus (Amphiprion). These types of fish typically live in colonies around anemones or other large invertebrates.

The Pink Skunk Clownfish is a popular aquarium fish, notable for its bright pink body. These are considered “easy” saltwater fish to keep in the home aquarium and they can thrive with little effort or care on behalf of the owner. They typically live about one year after hatching from eggs, so this type of species will not need to be replaced often.

Species profile

Pink Skunk Clownfish

The Pink Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion perideraion) is commonly found in the waters surrounding Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. The species was originally classified as Amphiprion perideraion but has recently been moved to a new genus called Paracentropyge due to an analysis of its DNA that revealed significant differences from other species of clownfish.

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The Pink Skunk Clownfish is a reef-safe fish that will not harm corals or anemones unlike some of their more aggressive relatives and, as such, they are often found in the company of these animals. They can be difficult to keep because they require pristine water in order to thrive.

The Pink Skunk Clownfish is a peaceful fish that will get along with other non-aggressive species of tank mates and they should be introduced into the aquarium slowly so as not to cause any undue stress on them or their new environment.

Color and appearance

This species of clownfish is pink and white with red stripes, unlike the other two types of clownfish. Their natural habitat consists of coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. Pink Skunk Clownfish are nurtured by their parents for six weeks after birth until they can start to eat on their own, then go out into a larger area where they can find food.


The Pink Skunk Clownfish is found in the coral reefs of Indonesia. These are often called reef habitats but also thrive on lagoons and open water areas as well, though they do not seem to be able to live in fresh-water environments.


The size of the Pink Skunk Clownfish is not as much of an issue because they are large in numbers, though it has been seen that there can be some variation between individuals.

There have been cases where this fish reaches lengths of up to six inches but on average these clownfish only grow about four inches long and weigh less than a can of soda.

Life cycle

As a livebearer, the Pink Skunk Clownfish reproduces by laying eggs. In captivity, they are bred in pairs or groups and will spawn when given an appropriate environment with ample hiding places for adults to guard their young. The female lays between 24-72 eggs every three days which hatch after about a week depending on water temperature and species. The fry is usually guarded by the adults for about a month after they hatch, and then, later on, will be fed food items like rotifers or infusoria.

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Are they peaceful or aggressive?

The Pink Skunk Clownfish has been known to be aggressive and territorial. They will fight with other fish in the tank that is not from the same species, but they also get along well with others of their kind. Be careful when choosing a different type of clownfish because if you put it together with your pink skunk clownfish, then they will fight.

Their fighting is not the only thing to worry about because they also have a piece of their dorsal fin that can be used as a weapon. The Pink Skunk Clownfish are known for attacking unsuspecting prey with biting and stabbing motions from this very sharp point on its body. If you don’t want your other fish in distress, then try not to put any other fish in the tank with these clownfish.

Pink skunk clownfish care

Pink Skunk Clownfish

What they eat

Pink Skunk Clownfish eat a wide variety of foods. They mostly feed on shrimp and other small invertebrates that are found in the sea anemones, but they also feed on worms, zooplankton, glutinous clams, and algae.

What makes them unique is their feeding technique. This fish shoots out a jet of water that it sucks back in, which is then filtered through its gills to catch food. It can use this technique for hunting prey and pushing away predators from their position.

What they need

The Pink Skunk Clownfish needs lots of room because like other fish species, they are also known as “clowns” (e.g. the true clownfish, sea anemones, and jellyfish), they really don’t like to be cramped in small places as it makes them feel stressed out.

What is unique about these fish?

They are one of few species that can move between salt water and fresh water without any problems or adaptations (marine fish are usually saltwater species). This is a feat achieved by the fish’s ability to make acid from their internal glands which helps them survive in brackish water.

Tanks mates

The Pink Skunk Clownfish is a very unique clownfish due to its pink color. This allows them an extra level of camouflage in the wild and also helps make sure that they blend well with their tank mates. While it’s still possible for other fish in your aquarium to pick on this species as prey, you’ll at least have an easier time spotting any aggressive behavior.

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The Pink Skunk Clownfish is an extremely hardy species that has a reputation for being pretty easy to keep in tanks. It’s also recommended if you’re looking for something smaller than some of the other clownfish, and it can live in either freshwater or saltwater aquariums with ease – this is a species that is adaptable to most situations.

As with any other clownfish, you will need to provide plenty of hiding places for this animal so it can both feel safe and find shelter in times when aggressive behavior becomes necessary – not only does the Pink Skunk Clownfish have its pink coloration serving as camouflage, but new additions like anemones and corals can also provide some cover.

Water condition

The water condition is the most important aspect of a fish tank, and for this species, it’s best to keep the temperature between 68-78 degrees Fahrenheit. The pH should be around neutral at about 7.2 on average with no fluctuations in that acidic range or alkaline (above 8.0). Salt levels are typically kept below 0.003%.


Pink Skunk Clownfish

The Pink Skunk Clownfish will breed in saltwater tanks, and the breeding process is not too different from other fish.

Female clownfishes release a pheromone while male clownfishes follow it until they find an egg that has been laid by the female. The eggs are then fertilized outside of water, where both males and females go to find them.

When they are fertilized, the eggs will then end up in a hidden spot until it hatches into fry and can swim on their own. The female will lay one egg at a time for about six weeks before resting or continuing to breed with more males if there is no rest period within that span of time.

Female clownfishes only lay eggs every six weeks on average and it’s best to have at least one male for each female. Males should be introduced first before the females in order to stimulate breeding, which can take a few months of conditioning with patience.

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The fry is very easy to care for as they stay near or next to their parents but should be put into a nursery tank before it becomes too crowded.


The pink skunk clownfish is one species that can only live for three years because it’s lifespan is shorter than other fish species and its colors change to be camouflaged into the substrate when they are fully grown.

Parasites and diseases

Parasites and diseases can be a problem for your fish. Fish will eat each other’s feces, which contain parasites that cause issues like infestations so it is important to keep an eye out for any signs of this behavior.

Some common problems are Anchor Worms, Mouth Fungus, or Ichthyophthirius, which is a parasite that causes white spots on the fish.

It can be difficult to tell if parasites are present, so it’s important to have an expert take a look at your tank regularly and control any outbreaks as soon as they happen.

The most common symptoms of disease in fish include quick changes in behavior, fin damage, and changes in appearance.


The major predators of the pink skunk clownfish are humans.

Other than that, there are also other fish species that might prey on them such as barracuda and snapper turtles.

Does it make good pets?

The pink skunk clownfish is not one of the more popular fish species.

It’s not a good idea to keep them in an aquarium as they are very sensitive and require a lot of care, including frequent water changes and high-quality food such as live shrimps.

They also need their own specialized tank where it should be filled with plants.

The skunk clownfish is not as popular in comparison to other species because of the care required and they might also scare away more common fish for being too aggressive.