Clownfish

Clownfish

Clownfish are beautiful little fish. As you enter the Shipwreck area, take a peek at the Clownfish swimming amongst Yellow belly blue damsels and Mushroom anemone. They don’t like to stray too far from their home base – usually a sea anemone. They are also able to change sex, which the dominant male would normally do when (if) the female dies.

Things to Do

  • Spot the Clownfish hiding in the Coral reefs
  • Watch how shy and secretive the Clownfish are
  • Watch how fast the Clownfish dash around their kingdom
  • Discover how Clownfish become immune to the sea anemones where they live

Scientific Name

Amphiprion percula

Home

Coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific

Size

Up to 4 inches

Animal type

Fishes

Relatives

Damselfish

Predators

Sharks, stingrays and other large bony fish

Conservation status

Not evaluated

Diet

Clown fish are omnivores. They will feed on drifting animals such as plankton, crustaceans, mollusks and algae. Around 20% of their diet is algae. Clownfish have a symbiotic relationship with anemones. The fish eat invertebrates that could harm the anemone, and the anemone gets nutrients from the waste of the clownfish. Clownfish have also been known to chase away butterflyfish that try to pick at the anemone

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Feeding and show times

New feeding times

Watch the animals being fed

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Opening Hours

Daily


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(760) 918-5346

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