The clownfish is surely everybody’s favourite fish? It is also one of the cleverest. It is one of just a few fish that can make itself immune to a Sea anemone’s sting.
Unlike other fish, the clownfish is able to swim freely between the poisonous tentacles of an anemone without being stung. This gives them protection and is a very good reason to take up residence! In fact, most clownfish spend their lives living in small groups within easy reach of ‘home’.
Bright orange with three distinctive white bars, clown anemone fish are among the most recognizable of all reef dwelling fish.
All clownfish are born as boys. Once females die, the largest male will change sex.
Where do they live?
Clownfish are found in the shallow waters of the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, and the Western Pacific.