Well spotted! Nemo is swimming around in our aquarium! This colorful, tropical saltwater fish is found in the wild near coral reefs and above sandy ground at depths of up to 1 to 18 meters. It got its name "clownfish" not because of its sense of humor, but mainly because of its unusual color pattern. As in the movie, anemone fish feel at home in our anemones, where a clever slime coating keeps them from falling victim to the anemone's painful defense mechanisms. In the wild they live in small groups and also at Hof van Eckberge you will find the clownfish in a so-called "school"!

General information clownfish

Scientific name: Amphiprion ocellaris

The clownfish is a tropical saltwater fish about 11 centimeters in size. It is found worldwide in subtropical seas such as the Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Pacific Ocean and lives in a symbiotic relationship with various sea anemones.

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