Those of you who have seen Finding Nemo will immediately recognize this bi-colored, stripey fish. And those of you who haven’t, stop reading right now and go watch it. I’ll wait. All done? Good, then let’s continue.
The clownfish isn’t the only critter in the deep blue sea who has a symbiotic relationship with another animal, but it’s definitely got one of the most interesting ones. Like in Nemo, the clownfish really does live with sea anemones.
Clowny is one of two species of fish that are immune to the pokey critter’s venom (thanks to the mucus – snot – that covers the fish’s body). So the anemone provides shelter and protection for the gentle fish, and the fish protects the anemone from its predators (though there aren’t very many of those) and keeps it clean. As in Nemo, the clownfish and its spiny habitat live in tropical seas near or within coral reefs.
We know Clownfish are super cool, let’s see if you know the answers to these 3 quiz questions.
The questions for this quiz are…
How Many Clownfish are born female?
What protects Clownfish from being stung by the sea anemones they live in?
Is orange it the main color of all Clownfish?
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