Tomato clownfish

A False Clownfish in the Aquarium House at ZSL London Zoo.

What it looks like: Adult fish are orange-red with one white stripe just behind the eyes. The younger the fish, the darker in colour it will be.

Animal facts:

  • These fish are omnivores with an impressive appetite, eating zooplankton and algae.
  • They are usually found in the Western Pacific, around Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Ryukyu Islands.

What they eat: Plankton, Algae and small shrimps.

Habitat: This species resides in sheltered reefs or shallow lagoons.

Where they live: The tomato clownfish can be found in a number of areas, including the Indian and Pacific oceans and the Red Sea.

Population
Stable
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Order
Perciformes
Family
Pomacentridae