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This clown anemonefish can be recognised by its orange colour with three white bars and black markings on the fins. It grows to about eight centimeters (three inches) in length.
Often lives in association with the sea anemone Heteractis magnifica, using them for shelter and protection. The clownfish will use the anemone's stinging tentacles for protection, and in turn, the clownfish's fecal matter provides nutrients for the anemone. In addition, some clownfish will feed its anemone, further proving that this symbiosis is in fact mutualism.
Apo Island, near Dauin.
Spotted on Oct 2, 2012
Submitted on Oct 29, 2012
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