In recognition of Australia DayÂ Reef Builders is featuring a few stunning reef animals which live only in the land down under. The Wide Band Anemonefish, Amphiprion latezonatus, is a rare clownfish which is endemic to Australia. Also known as the Blue Lip Clownfish, this seldom seens species is more often found in cooler water. The Wide Band Anemonefish is most similar to saddle back clownfish, Amphiprion polymnus and it requires special handling to acclimate to captivity.
Compared to another Australian clownfish, the Blue Lip is “affordable” at only ~$300 a piece to American Reefers. Enjoy the video above which was made at the Dallas World Aquarium, quite the treasure trove of rare fish pairs. More to come for Australia Day and Dallas World Aquarium. And if you’re wondering what our Aussie Reef comrades are up to, might we suggest you drop in on Ozreef or their forum, Reefing the Australian Way.