Wet Life / 08 May, 2011
Nemo | A beautiful love story of a clownfish
The bubble-tip anemone, Entacmaea quadricolor, is a natural symbiotic host to several species including this percula clownfish. Within their tentacles live algae called zooxanthellae that provide the anemone with alimentation. Its white colouring is due to high water temperatures and the subsequent loss of symbiotic algae. The clownfish, forever faithful to the anemone, seems reluctant to leave its protective tentacles.