Economic Importance for Humans: Positive
A. percula and other anemonefishes are some of the most colorful fish species available for the aquarium trade. They also demonstrate interesting behaviors and are easily adaptable to captivity (Fautin and Allen, 1992). Consequently, these characteristics make them good reference fishes for scientific research, especially when conducting nutritional studies and determining egg and larval quality (Gordon et al., 2000).
Positive Impacts: pet trade ; ecotourism ; research and education