Clown Sucking Anemone (Sorry)

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    dankolle

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    So...I was watching my fish yesterday and noticed that the clown was sucking on the small tentacles of the anemone for quite some time. Most of them are bubbled up so he can only do it to a select few. I'm not worried or anything but I thought it was interesting and kinda looked like a baby sucking on a bottle!

    Video: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFIyCW-lcWI]YouTube - ‪Clown and anemone‬‏[/ame] (my co-workers are narrating with "awwws")
    dankolle, Jul 7, 2011
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    LOL what the heck was that about? Cute footage :D
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    little_fish Moderator

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    Ive seen a lot of strange clown behavior, but that takes the cake!
    little_fish, Jul 7, 2011
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    jcegt87 Dude Dude DUDE!!!!!!

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    very cute haha thats awesome that you caught it on tape
    jcegt87, Jul 7, 2011
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    Hahahah thats a great catch mate!! :D
    Waddi, Jul 7, 2011
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    Supurderek

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    Too funny!:D
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    Its a pretty common thing, they love their hosts...
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    I'm so happy he loves his new home! : )
    dankolle, Jul 11, 2011
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    Some thing about Clown Fish :

    Clownfish are the subfamily of Amphiprioninae .In Twenty-eig recognized species he is in one the genus Premnas, while the remaining are in the genus Amphiprion.They all form symbiotic mutualisms withsea anemones. Depending on species, clownfish are overall yellow, orange, reddish or blackish, and many show white bars or patches. The largest can reach a length of 18 centimetres , while some barely can reach 10 centimetres.
    Clownfish are native to warmer waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans.
    Clownfish live at the bottom of the sea in sheltered reefs or in shallow lagoons. There are no clownfish in the Atlantic.
    MarkSteve, Jul 12, 2011
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    clowns can sometimes chew on an anenome to build up its ammunity towards it. maybe it will start to host it
    NanoReefer, Jul 26, 2011
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    Ok thats adorable.
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    I haven't seen him do it since...glad I got it on video!
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    Mine is doing it to a candy cane and hammer coral! But i dont have a good camera :-(
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    I like that footage :) Pretty cool.
    Jmck, Jul 26, 2011
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    Haha, adorable!
    cms722, Jul 27, 2011
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