Anemonefish & Clownfish
LETS TALK ABOUT FISH
Anemonefish are also known as Clownfish or Nemo Fish and there are at least 28 different species of them. It is almost guaranteed that you will see some anemonefish during a tropical water scuba dive. One of the most common that you will encounter on your diving excursion is the Pink Skunk Clownfish whos species is widespread and not considered threatened.
The anemonefish depend on the anemone for protection so they will spend almost all of their life amongst them. In return, the anemone will feed on the waste of its residents. The defensive nature of the anemonefish also helps protect the anemone itself in case other fish try to attack.
The largest fish living in the anemone is the female with the next largest being the breeding male. The largest breeding male which is also the most aggressive will keep its body mass up by taking control of any food and preventing the juveniles from fully developing. They feed on algae and small organisms such as zooplankton.