Clownfish

Clownfish

There are several species of clownfish, and the best known is the clownfish of the anemones. This likeable inhabitant of coral reefs became famous for its habit of adopting an anemone as a home, establishing a symbiotic relationship with it. The anemone provides a safe haven for the clownfish, which, in turn, seems to have the habit of conveniently dropping food scraps for the anemone, thus making it possible to nourish itself.

Male and female unite as couples and lay their eggs at the base of the anemone. The male, prior to placing the eggs, makes sure the nest is quite clean by removing algae and other debris.

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