Clown fish (also called the Clown Anemonefish) are small fish that live among anemone (fish-eating animals that look like undersea flowers and have hundreds of poisonous tentacles). Most of you will know the Clownfish from the Disney Pixar film “Finding Nemo”.
This brightly-colored fish is orange with three white vertical stripes; the rounded fins have black margins. The Clown fish grows to be about 2 to 5 inches (5 to 13 cm) long.
The Clown fish lives on the sea floor amid anemone tentacles. It inhabits the warm waters of the tropical Pacific Ocean, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
The Clownfish eat the anemone’s leftover food. It also eats dead anemone tentacles and plankton.