Animal of the week – Clownfish

Animal of the week - Clownfish

  1. There are 30 known clownfish species 
  2. Not all anemones are clownfish friendly. 
  3. Clownfish are omnivores 
  4. Clownfish are not great swimmers
  5. They communicate with making popping and clicking noises 
  6. Clownfish catch prey by swimming into a reef, attract large fish, and then lure them back to the anemone
  7. Clownfish are found in warm waters
  8. Sea anemones benefit from clownfish
  9. The largest clownfish can reach up to 18 cm
  10. The clownfish builds up an immunity to sea anemones