Clown Sucking Anemone (Sorry)

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by dankolle, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. dankolle

    dankolle

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Michigan
    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
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. dankolle

    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Messages:
    10,437
    Likes Received:
    973
    Location:
    VA USA
    LOL what the heck was that about? Cute footage :D
     
    wontonflip, Jul 7, 2011
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. dankolle

    little_fish Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    15,713
    Likes Received:
    2,574
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Ive seen a lot of strange clown behavior, but that takes the cake!
     
    little_fish, Jul 7, 2011
    #3
  4. dankolle

    jcegt87 Dude Dude DUDE!!!!!!

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    2,308
    Likes Received:
    136
    Location:
    Texas City , TX 77591
    very cute haha thats awesome that you caught it on tape
     
    jcegt87, Jul 7, 2011
    #4
  5. dankolle

    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    3,862
    Likes Received:
    488
    Location:
    NS, Canada
    Hahahah thats a great catch mate!! :D
     
    Waddi, Jul 7, 2011
    #5
  6. dankolle

    Supurderek

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Elk Grove, CA USA
    Too funny!:D
     
    Supurderek, Jul 9, 2011
    #6
  7. dankolle

    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    8,189
    Likes Received:
    569
    Location:
    Cuba, New York
    Its a pretty common thing, they love their hosts...
     
    RyanG, Jul 9, 2011
    #7
  8. dankolle

    dankolle

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Michigan
    I'm so happy he loves his new home! : )
     
    dankolle, Jul 11, 2011
    #8
  9. dankolle

    MarkSteve

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    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
    #9
  10. dankolle

    NanoReefer

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    146
    Location:
    pennsylvania
    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
    #10
  11. dankolle

    Marines_Wife

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    128
    Location:
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    Ok thats adorable.
     
    Marines_Wife, Jul 26, 2011
    #11
  12. dankolle

    dankolle

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Michigan
    I haven't seen him do it since...glad I got it on video!
     
    dankolle, Jul 26, 2011
    #12
  13. dankolle

    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    3,862
    Likes Received:
    488
    Location:
    NS, Canada
    Mine is doing it to a candy cane and hammer coral! But i dont have a good camera :-(
     
    Waddi, Jul 26, 2011
    #13
  14. dankolle

    Jmck

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    2,352
    Likes Received:
    274
    Location:
    Australia
    I like that footage :) Pretty cool.
     
    Jmck, Jul 26, 2011
    #14
  15. dankolle

    cms722

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Messages:
    247
    Likes Received:
    5
    Haha, adorable!
     
    cms722, Jul 27, 2011
    #15
    1. Advertisements

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Similar Threads
  1. MoLaw

    Another lighting question (Sorry!)

    MoLaw, Nov 1, 2007, in forum: New to Reefing
    Replies:
    14
    Views:
    1,287
  2. bubbasfishinco

    sorry i havent been here in a while

    bubbasfishinco, Nov 6, 2007, in forum: Off-Topic Forum
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    978
    bubbasfishinco
    Nov 6, 2007
  3. dannyboy

    over flow box sucking lots of air

    dannyboy, Feb 2, 2008, in forum: New to Reefing
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    1,438
    Oscarsdad608
    Feb 3, 2008
  4. blazk

    Make the sucking noise go away

    blazk, Jan 8, 2009, in forum: Reef Fishes
    Replies:
    11
    Views:
    1,347
    blazk
    Jan 8, 2009
  5. photokaty

    Blood sucking bug?!?

    photokaty, Oct 10, 2010, in forum: Identification
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    2,943
    photokaty
    Oct 11, 2010
  6. imdaring

    sucking up my calcium

    imdaring, May 9, 2011, in forum: Water Chemistry
    Replies:
    25
    Views:
    1,751
    imdaring
    May 12, 2011
  7. sen5241b

    Giant Turbo Sucking on Zoa

    sen5241b, Oct 25, 2011, in forum: Invertebrates
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    743
    motorcyclereefer
    Nov 13, 2011
  8. donlankford

    clown only raised anemone will host anemone?

    donlankford, Mar 13, 2012, in forum: Reef Fishes
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    1,043
    Smitty
    Mar 13, 2012
Loading...