Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris), no more than 8 centimeters, is easily recognized by its coloration.

Where to find them?

This species lives in the installation of Tropical Oceanogràfic.

General aspects

They are distributed by the western tropical Pacific in areas of coastal reefs at a depth ranging from 1 to 15 meters.

What do they eat?

Both algae and zooplankton benthic invertebrates.

How do they reproduce?

Adults live in pairs associated with an anemone. During the spawning season the female lays 500-1500 eggs are fertilized and guarded by the male. They are deposited on a hard substrate, with Anemone, within the scope of its tentacles. With the continuous movement of their fins, the male will move the water around the eggs to keep oxygenates the developing embryos and prevent the formation of fungi.
To protect the eggs from the tentacles of the anemone, clownfish takes the eggs one by one on your mouth and rubbed on the tentacles to the mucus of these cover the eggs and embryos immunize the stinging substance.

Did you know?

All fry are males, being the largest specimen which becomes female death of the dominant female of the group.