Clownfish are some of the most common fish among saltwater tank owners. But what do you know about them besides their most famous appearance in Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo?
Here are some fun facts about Clownfish:
-All Clownfish are born male. Each clownfish has the ability to change into a female, so when the dominant female in a school dies, the dominant male will change, but this change is irreversible.
-They have a symbiotic relationship with sea anemones. The bodies of clownfish have a layer that is immune to the toxins anemones use to capture prey and the anemone provides safety for the clownfish from predators.
-They are omnivores and can eat both plants and animals.
-Clownfish can live up to 10 years in the wild but on average up around 6 to 8 years.
Curious about adding one to your tank? Stop by the store and check out our stock of clownfish!
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