Amphiprion allardi

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Also known as Two bar anemonefish. Diet: Zooplankton and algae
Max. Size: 15 cm
Fun Fact: Clown fish are hermaphrodites. This means that they can be male and female.
A clownfish is born male and has the ability to change into a female. This can happen when the dominant female dies, the dominant male will turn into a female and then choose to mate with another male in the group. However, once they change they cannot turn back. Clownfish have a symbiotic relationship (a relationship that benefits both species) with sea anemones (a sessile predator animal). Clownfish bodies have a mucus layer which is immune to the toxins the anemone produces to capture prey. The anemone provides shelter from predators and the clownfish returns the favor by removing parasites and driving away intruders. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs deposited in cluster at the base of the sea anemone

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