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Snowflake clownfish at Sailfin Pet Shop. 720 South Neil Street in Champaign IL
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Tomato clownfish are readily available and are very hardy, making them a great choice as a beginner fish. You can usually find tomato clownfish at local pet stores for $10 - $20 and even cheaper online. Breeders are breeding this fish in captivity which should (hopefully) lower this price even more.
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Brine or mysis shrimp are a common live food for clownfish too. Some pet stores carry them for food while other people hatch them and culture them on their own. Clownfish will also eat copepods and amphipods. Caring for Clownfish To properly care for clownfish and other saltwater fish, Petco recommends that new fish hobbyists:
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Photo provided by FlickrThe Cinnamon Clownfish are moderate in price and readily available from pet stores, breeders, and online.
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Clownfish featured prominently in the 2003 Pixar-animated movie Finding Nemo. Despite the content of the movie - wherein a young clownfish's father must rescue his son after being stolen to be sold as a pet - public demand for clownfish as pets has tripled shortly after its release. Some environmental protection activists regard this as a catastrophe as the species is already facing the threat of extinction due to a reduction of its natural habitat (coral reefs) which in turn is due to global climate changes as well as pollution of the seas.The Ocellaris clownfish are not endangered. But while that is the case, it’s important to note that 15-30 percent of the world’s reefs were destroyed in the last generation. This is largely attributed to fishermen catching them to sell as pets. National Geographic estimates that the since the release of Finding Nemo. The Nemo effect has raised a cause for concern among conservationists as some areas are now overfished in a bid to meet the demand for clownfish. The Aquarium Welfare Association is quick to note that many people purchased these fish without a clue as to their proper care. Inspiration from the movie also inspired children to flush their clownfish down the toilets hoping to set them free.Best known for being featured in kid movies like Finding Dory and Finding Nemo, clownfish have become a popular aquarium pet. Otherwise known as anemonefish, they belong to the subfamily “Amphiprioninae,” which is a part of the family “Pomacentridae.” Ever since the beloved Disney character swam into our hearts in 2003, the world’s clownfish population has been decimated as fans flooded pet stores to buy a Nemo of their own. And with the sequel, “Finding Dory,” hitting theaters June 17, conservationists are looking to get ahead of another potentially devastating wave of shoppers."Clownfish are probably the most famous aquarium pets in the world and with that arises the necessity to know as much about them as possible. This makes taking care of them easier and if we are being honest, who doesn’t appreciate a little knowledge about animals? Not if you are fish enthusiast for sure. Nevertheless, this post is far from exhaustive. There is so much to learn about clownfish that if we were to note all of them down, we would end up with a book. Best known for being featured in the movies “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory,” the clownfish has become a popular aquarium pet. Nemo and his dad, Marlin, are ocellaris clownfish, also called false clownfish or clown anemonefish. Anemonefish are so-named for the sea anemones in which they make their homes. There are 28 species of anemonefish, and they come in many colors, such as pink, red, yellow, black, brown and multi-colored stripes.