Art of Seduction
Sea anemone with the help of the clownfish, use all their power with their seductive tentacles to entice their prey.
The shrimp, was caught by the anemone with the help of its most loyal referrals the Clown Anemonefish and they will be getting a share of the shrimp.
Sea anemone enjoying its food with the help from a couple of clownfish.
The shrimp came along, thinking that since it was safe for the clownfish, it would be safe to approach the anemone and was captured by its enticing tentacles.
Sea anemone Heteractis magnifica are large sea anemone of up to one meter, densely covered with long rounded swollen tip 8 cm finger shaped tentacles.
Clown Anemonefish can be
recognized by its orange color with
three white bars (the middle bar
usually has a rounded bulge) with black fins markings. This species
grows to 8 cm
in length and feeds on algae and zooplankton.
Now that I am
Nothing is as
The sky is grayer...
Will you make it right?
The only way
fish reared in captivity are very alert
their natural bright orange markings.
Juveniles like Amphiprion ocellaris, may reach up to five inches in the wild.
There are about twenty six valid species, all but one in the genus Amphiprion -- genus Premnas are very frequently misidentified and share the same four or five common names.
Other similarly marked species of clown fish are the Amphiprion clarkii, Amphiprion bicinctus, Amphiprion chrysopterus as well as the rare Amphiprion sebae--are often misidentified as Amphiprion Clarkii
orange to tan to
brown clowns: Amphiprion ocellaris distinguished
by the presence of thick black bordering on the white bars are often
identified and sold as "percula" clowns.
Anemone fish Amphiprion percula|
are found in tropical marine waters around
the world at depths from one to 12 meters.
Sea anemone Stichodactyla gigantea
happily coexisting together with a live-in clown fish.
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