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Amphiprion clarkii (Bennett 1830), Clarkii or Yellowtail Clownfish.
Be forewarned: as their family members, the rest of the damsels, clownfish are common forage fishes.
Potential problems with clownfish; despite their peaceful dispositions, clownfish prefer to be alone.
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The clownfish are therefore able to live in or near their anemone host which is generally avoided by most fish on the reef.
Each host anemone is home to a group of clownfish, this will normally consist of a dominant female and male pair (the female being largest and the most dominant) and up to four smaller clownfish.
The clownfish has no natural immunity to the sting of the anemone, but the mucous coating contains something that prevents the nematocysts from penetrating the clownfishes skin.There is also a heated debate over the origin of this coat, one theory is that the clownfish rub themselves against the anemone tentacles, smearing anemone mucus over themselves.
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Clownfish are typically very bright, orange fish that have three white stripes at its head, middle and tail.
Clownfish eat the leftovers from fish on the anemone and algae.
Clownfish live at the bottom of the sea in sheltered reefs or in shallow lagoons, usually in pairs.
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  Clownfish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clownfish are native to wide ranges of the warm waters of the Pacific; some species ranges overlap others.
Clownfish live in a mutual relationship with sea anemones, or in some case settle in some varieties of soft corals, or large polyp stony corals.
Some environmental protection activists regard this as a catastrophe as clownfish are already facing the threat of extinction due to a reduction of their natural habitat (coral reefs) which in turn is due to global climate changes as well as pollution of the seas.
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Some clownfish are very selective when it comes to choosing their host anemones, others are relatively unfussy when it comes to the different anemones that will host clownfish, thereby allowing these species to have a wider natural habitat range then their fussier relatives.
Clownfish, being dependant on their host anemones, naturally have a small territory range in which they live so they are ideal candidates for living in relatively smaller aquariums.
Clownfish are susceptible to a number of different diseases such as Marine Ick, Amyloodinium (marine velvet), Brooklynella (clownfish disease) and Head and lateral line erosion (HLLE).
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 Clownfish Information
Clownfish are among the few marine fish that can be bred in captivity in commercially-viable quantities at the time of this writing.
Clownfish are relatively small organisms, fish in aquaria can grow to 9 cm (3.5 inches) in length, fish in the wild can grow to a length of 12 cm (5 inches).
Because of this, pairing clownfish can be a tricky proposition, as most hobbyists tend to select the largest and most dominant specimen (presumably a female) to mate with their own female.
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 Aquaworld Aquarium - Clownfish and their Host Anemones in the Aquarium
Clownfish are a member of the damselfish family that evolved a unique symbiotic relationship with some species of sea anemones.
Most clownfish are very selective about which anemone they will accept as a host in the sea, but in the aquarium, in absents of a preferred host they will often accept a host anemone they are not normally associated.
In the sea it is not unusual to see large adults of this clownfish venture 20 or 30 feet (7 to 10 meters) away from its host, often vocalizing and displaying to other Clarks from other host anemones, most other clownfish stay close to their host.
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Clownfish lay their eggs in batches on the clear coral or rock adjacent to the anemone, or at the base of the male guards the eggs until they hatch 4-5 days later.
Fortunately, many local governements have imposed restrictions on the number of the clownfish that can be taken from their habitats and the means by which they can be taken.
And, because clownfish are a big attraction with snorkelers and scuba divers, the tourist industry has an interest in protecting them and ensuring that they be allowed to live and breed safely on the reefs.
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 Maroon Clownfish
Clownfish are renowned for the symbiotic relationship that they form with various species of sea anemones.
Since clownfish species typically form very small territories around a single anemone, this is usually not a problem in the aquarium as long as you decorate it wisely.
Since the Maroon Clownfish is a predator, it should naturally not be kept with fish that is small enough to be considered pray.
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Clownfish are part of the damselfish family characterized by deep bodies, one dorsal fin (the dorsal fin is on the top back of the fish), and a caudal fin (at the end of the fish) that is usually forked.
Clownfish swim by rowing their pectoral fins (the ones on the sides close to the head) through the water.
Clownfish are called clownfish not due to their sense of humor but to the tilting and bobbing way that they swim.
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Clownfish are part of the damselfish family characterized by deep bodies, one dorsal fin (the dorsal fin is on the top back of the fish), and a caudal fin (at the end of the fish) that is usually forked.
Clownfish swim by rowing their pectoral fins (the ones on the sides close to the head) through the water.
Clownfish are called clownfish not due to their sense of humor but to the tilting and bobbing way that they swim.
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 * ClownFish - (Aquarium): Definition
Clownfish, or Anemonefishes, from the family Pomacentridae, are one of the easiest tropical marine aquarium fish to breed.
Clownfish or Anenome fish as they are sometimes known because they live within the tentecles of certain Anenomes without getting stung by their host.
Clownfish are marine fish and require special care to keep them successfully.
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 Clown Fish - DIVERNET from Diver Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The symbiosis (a word which literally means living together) between the clownfish and thr host anemones has fascinated scientists and marine biologists for generations.
During its dance, it would appear not only that the clownfish's mucus is spread onto the anemone's tentacles, but also that the mucus from the tentacles is spread over the fish.
Although anemones can exist quite happily without their clownfish, it appears that, as well as acting as cleaners, these little fish also help, through their fiercely territorial behaviour, to protect their host from would-be predators.
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 January - Clownfish   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Orange clownfish have three white stripes around their bodies, and their fins are fl around the edges.
Clownfish are small and only grow to about 4 and a half inches long.
Clownfish are not endangered, but they are fished for use as pets, so humans are a threat.
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 AIMS Project Net - Clownfish
One of the most remarkable qualities of the clownfish is where it chooses to spend its time: amongst the waving tentacles of anemones whose nematoccysts (stinging cells) are lethal to most other fish.
The clownfish is able to swim comfortably in and out of the anemone due to the mucus it secretes, which prevents the nematocysts from discharging.
Globally, the clownfish is found from the Red Sea across to the Central Pacific, and is concentrated around the Indo-Pacific area; it lives in warm, shallow tropical seas from a depth of one to 10 metres.
www.aims.gov.au /pages/research/project-net/marine-creatures/clownfish.html   (665 words)

 Clownfish: WhoZoo
The clownfish is best known for its ability to come in contact with the stinging tentacles of the sea anemone, and not be harmed.
Not only are the clownfish not harmed by the anemone, they live among the sea anemone and use its tentacles as protection from enemies.
The clownfish also feed the anemone by leaving waste that is left behind in its tentacles, or actually gathering the food.
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 Em nau!
Anemonefishes can be supremely frustrating to capture on film because most species tend to move so frenetically and vanish and reappear within the protective veil of their host's tentacles (added to which is the technical difficulty of gaining focus on the subject at the right place and time).
This clownfish's home is on the starboard wing of a fully-laden USAAF bomber that was shot down in 1943...a decidedly anthropogenic habitat.
This clownfish was safely tucked away in its anemone at a site very close to Walindi (not frequently visited by guests of the resort) that offers quite a fascinating dive.
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 Clownfish Story
All the elder clownfish had passed away and Mone was now the eldest clownfish.
It had always been a tradition in the world of clownfish that the biggest and strongest clownfish to be the female leader.
Furthermore, it has a general description of the clownfish's adaptation of immunity to the sting of the anemones' tentacles.
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The average size of Clownfish in captivity is around three inches and come in many bright colors with a variety of stripes.
An interesting thing about the Clownfish is their co-habitation with sea anemones; living in 'symbiosis' with certain anemones, which means they live together with both the clownfish and the anemone benefiting from each other's company.
Clownfish have a special mucus layer on them that prevents them from being stung, and allows them to hide among the tentacles of the anemone and avoid predators.
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False Percula clownfish are the one of the first marine aquarium fish to be successfully raised in captivity.
All of the Maroon Clownfish bred at ORA are of the Gold-stripe variety.
The Coral Sea Clownfish is a variation of the Cinnamon Clownfish that occurs in New Caledonia.
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 Clownfish Breeding Intro: Saltwater Aquarium Magazine Nov.
Clownfish: Clownfish are one of the easiest saltwater fish to breed, although even experienced breeders can end up losing up to 90% of the fry, so there is a lot of challenge involved.
Clownfish can be bred in small tanks as well, even 20 gallons is not unreasonable for a pair to breed in, but I would go bigger if possible.
Clownfish change sex to a very high degree, so if you get two of them, you are almost always guaranteed that within 2 months, you will have a male and a female (the dominant male becomes the female if there is not already a female in the group).
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 ClOWnFiSh :: FiNdInG NeMo
Clownfish are found in warm tropical waters like the Red Sea, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
Clownfish are little fish so they have lots of enemies like sharks.
Lots of people take clownfish from their homes in the ocean and bring them to pet stores or take them home for an aquarium.
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 Animal Planet :: Cute Clownfish Change Sex
July 11, 2003 — Children who rush out to buy a clownfish, the cute little star of the new Disney cartoon "Finding Nemo," may be getting something that their parents may not have bargained for: a piscatorial transexual.
Each group of clownfish, he discovered, comprises a breeding pair and up to four non-breeders.
Clownfish — an aquarium-lover's delight because of their orange "face" and white rings — make the astonishing switch in sex and size in order to ensure harmony within their group, Buston suggested.
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 Tomato Clownfish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The tomato clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) is a clownfish that is found in the waters of the Western Pacific, from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan, to Malaysia and Indonesia.
It is reported to be aggressive and territorial when mature and specimens have been known to be extremely aggressive to clownfish of other species if not introduced at the same time.
For this reason, it is best kept singly or in mated pairs; but some claim that it will cohabit with other clownfish varieties if they introduced at the same time.
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 Amphiprion percula Clownfish at Tim's Tropicals aquarium tropical fish
The Clownfish originates in the shallow coastal waters of the Indo-Pacific region, including the Western Pacific Ocean, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
Clownfish are also known as the Clown Fish, the Orange Clown Fish, the Clown Anemonefish, the True Percula Clownfish and the Blackfinned Clownfish.
The Clownfish was made famous in the aquarium trade as the popular hero of the Disney film Finding Nemo.
www.timstropicals.com /Saltwater/Fish/Clown/Clown.asp   (641 words)

 Clownfish Information & Care - Rate My Fish Tank
The Clownfish, or Anemonefish, are a subfamily of the family Pomacentridae.
However, clownfish in an aquarium environment can exist very well without an anemone.extremely difficult to keep alive even for.To avoid the stings of their host anemones clown fish have secretory cells producing a layer of mucus on their bodies.
The mucus is based on sugar rather than proteins so anemones fail to recognize the fish as food and do not fire their nematocysts, or sting cells.
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