Clown Fish - You might remember these if we mention the name "Nemo" to you?
Made popular by the children's movie, "Nemo", the Clown Fish has come to be recognised easily by all. Depending on species, clownfish are overall yellow, orange, reddish or blackish, and many show white bars or patches. The largest can reach a length of 18 centimetres (7.1 in), while the smallest barely can reach 10 centimetres (3.9 in).
Clownfish are native to warmer waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Red Sea. While most species have restricted distributions, others are widespread. Clownfish live at the bottom of shallow seas in sheltered reefs or in shallow lagoons.
Clownfish are omnivorous: in the wild they eat live food such as algae, plankton, mollusks, and crustacea; in captivity they can survive on live food, fish flakes, and fish pellets.
Things To Do
- Can you tell the difference between the babies and their parents?
- Which Clown Fish looks the most "dominant" out of those we have here?
- Can you spot any eggs waiting to hatch?
- Where do you think their favourite hide out is?