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The Lightning Maroon Clownfish, scientifically known as Premnas biaculeatus, is a mesmerizing and sought-after marine fish that can be the crown jewel of your saltwater aquarium. With its striking coloration and distinct patterns, the Lightning Maroon Clownfish brings a touch of the exotic to any aquatic environment.



  • Average Size: 2.5 inches
  • Max Size: 4 inches
  • Tank Size Required: 30 gallons or larger


Temperament: Known for its bold and confident personality, the Lightning Maroon Clownfish is suitable for both reef and community aquariums. It can coexist with other fish species but may display territorial behavior, especially during breeding.


Unique Traits: The Lightning Maroon Clownfish is named for its electrifying coloration and intricate lightning-like patterns. Each individual may have a unique and unpredictable pattern, making them highly prized by enthusiasts and collectors.


Origin: Native to the waters of Papua New Guinea, particularly around the island of New Ireland. This species is typically found in coral-rich habitats and reef environments.


Other Names:

  • Lightning Maroon Anemonefish
  • Maroon Clownfish


Care Level: Moderate


Diet: Feeding the Lightning Maroon Clownfish involves a varied diet, including high-quality marine pellets, frozen foods, and live foods such as brine shrimp and mysis shrimp. Additionally, providing a suitable anemone or alternative shelter is recommended to enhance their well-being.


Characteristics and Looks: This Clownfish is characterized by its maroon-colored body adorned with intricate white lightning-like patterns. The contrasting colors create a stunning visual impact, and each individual may exhibit unique variations in its pattern.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • gH (General Hardness): 8-12 dGH
  • kH (Carbonate Hardness): 8-12 dKH
  • TDS (Total Dissolved Solids): 32-45 ppm
  • Temperature: 74-80°F


Disclaimer: "Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care."

Lightning Maroon Clown

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