The Orange Skunk Clownfish is one of several species in the Skunk Complex. The Orange Skunk has a mid-dorsal white stripe, and no other head or body stripes. It is easily distinguished from the Pink Skunk Clownfish (A.perideraion) that has stripes on the side of the head, and a loosely related species A. akallopisos that has a white tail. The tail on A. sandaracinos is orange.
A. sandaracinos makes an ideal reef tank fish because it does not grow large, it is not aggressive, and pairs easily. They are hardy in aquariums, but tend to be bothered by aggressive tank mates. These clownfish are highly sought by aquarists because of their unique yellow-orange color, broad white dorsal stripe, and relative rarity in the trade. Now that ORA has cultured this species it is much more attainable by hobbyists.
The Orange Skunk ranges from the Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Australia to the Philippines and Melanesia.
Skunk Clownfish will spawn about every 10 days, the eggs hatch in about 7-9 days and the larval period is 8-10 days. The average nest size is 300 eggs.