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Best Buddies, Clownfish & Anemone
Clownfish & Anemone
The clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) and anemone are truly best buddies, maintaining a relationship that benefits each of them.

The clownfish keeps butterflyfish – which graze on the anemone’s tentacles – away from the anemone. The anemone’s tentacles, on the other hand, provide protection for the clownfish, which becomes immune to the anemone’s poison through repeated exposure.

Clownfish and anemone – made for each other!

Fun fact
All clownfish are born male, and turn into females as they mature.

Clownfish & Anemone