False Clownfish is like all other anemonefishes: it likes to hide in an anemone. Without the protective anemone, it is quickly eaten by predators. All anemonefishes are more or less bad swimmers, but False Clownfish and its close relative True Clownfish are exceptional bad swimmers, and they are therefore almost constantly in tight contact with its anemone. The theories about this symbiosis and what the anemone has to gain are numerous - maybe the fish feeds the anemone?
- Subject: False Clown Anemonefish, Amphiprion ocillaris
- Location: Staghorn Crest at 9 meters depth, Sipadan, Malaysia
- Date: April 13 2002, 4:26 pm