• Clownfish

  • Clownfish

    Clownfish information and facts:

    Type: Fish
    Diet: Carnivore
    Average life span in the wild:6 to 10 years
    Size:4.3 in (11 cm)
    Group name:School
    Did you know?
    Ironically, Finding Nemo, a movie about the anguish of a captured clownfish, caused home-aquarium demand for them to triple.
  • Clownfish imageAnyone that has seen "Finding Nemo" probably thinks they know all there is to know about the clown anemonefish, or, simply, clownfish. What they may not know is that the heroes of Finding Nemo are actually called false anemonefish. True anemonefish, Amphiprion percula, are nearly identical, but have subtle differences in shape and live in different habitats.
  • Clownfish video.

  • Clownfish picture

    What does a Clownfish look like?

    Bright orange with three distinctive white bars, clown anemonefish are among the most recognizable of all reef-dwellers. Depending on species, clownfish are overall yellow, orange, reddish, or blackish, and many show white bars or patches. They reach about 4.3 inches (11 centimeters) in length, and are named for the multicolored sea anemone in which they make their homes.
  • Clownfish image

    Where do Clownfish live?

    There are 28 known species of anemonefish, most of which live in the shallow waters of the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, and the western Pacific. They are not found in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, or Atlantic Ocean.
  • Clownfish image

    What does a Clownfish eat?

    Clownfish are omnivorous, in the wild they eat live food such as algae, plankton, molluscs, and crustacea.
  • Clownfish image

    What is special about the clownfish?

    Surprisingly, all clownfish are born male. They have the ability to switch their sex, but will do so only to become the dominant female of a group. The change is irreversible.
  • Clownfish image

    How does a clownfish become used to it's home?

    Clownfish perform an elaborate dance with an anemone before taking up residence, gently touching its tentacles with different parts of their bodies until they are acclimated to their host. A layer of mucus on the clownfish's skin makes it immune to the fish-eating anemone's lethal sting. In exchange for safety from predators and food scraps, the clownfish drives off intruders and preens its host, removing parasites.
  • Clownfish images

    Clownfish Clownfish photo Clownfish bathing Clownfish picture Clownfish Two Clownfish
  • Back to Town
  • Clownfish Wallpapers

    Download free Clownfish wallpapers, click on the image to open the large version.
  • Clownfish wallpaper
    Clownfish wallpaper 1
  • Clownfish wallpaper
    Clownfish wallpaper 2
  • Clownfish wallpaper
    Clownfish wallpaper 3
  • Clownfish wallpaper
    Clownfish wallpaper 4
  • Clownfish wallpaper
    Clownfish wallpaper 5
  • Clownfish wallpaper
    Clownfish wallpaper 6
  • Clownfish Coloring pages

    Print free Clownfish coloring pages, click on the image to open the large version.
  • Clownfish coloring page
    Clownfish coloring page 1
  • Clownfish coloring page
    Clownfish coloring page 2
  • Clownfish coloring page
    Clownfish coloring page 3
  • Clownfish coloring page
    Clownfish coloring page