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Saddleback Anemonefish

Amphiprion polymnus


The Saddleback Anemoefish usually has varying amounts of black to dark brown and yellow orange appearance but also has the more orange variation as shown in this pictures. Anemonefishes in general lays their eggs on substrates (rocks and even coconut shells) which the male will 'collect' and brings to next to their Anemone host. The female will then lays her eggs, which will then be fertilised by the 'strongest' male that brings back that 'rock'. They will then, together with the other Anemonefishes in their colony take turns to take care of the eggs by 'airing' the eggs to aerate and clean them by using their mouth and also their pectoral fins (Pic#4)


Tropical reef.

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AlbertKang 3 years ago

Thanks, @Mark :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Nice series Albert.
They look like Nemo's cousins.

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Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on May 5, 2018
Submitted on Jun 17, 2018

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