The Fire Clownfish, Amphiprion ephippium, also known as the Saddle Clown, features a muted red/orange body, a distinct lack of white striping, and a hazy black patch across its back. It is a unique and interesting species of clownfish that is not too common.
The Fire Clown makes a great reef species as it is peaceful, hardy, easy to care for, and will readily pair with many species of anemone. It will easily pair with Entacmaea quadicolor and Heteractis crispa. It is best to keep singly, but if two or more are desired, be sure one is larger than the other to ensure a clear dominance hierarchy. It is cautioned to keep the Fire Clown with other species of clownfish as well.
This species is especially intolerant towards copper treatments so it is best to refrain from this technique while the Fire Clown is in your tank. It will eat an omnivorous diet consisting of various frozen, flake or fresh foods and should be fed multiple times per day.