I don't want to rule out that they might know that they are feeding the anemone. How do we know that they don't know that the anemone is eating the food? My personal fealing is that it is a little bit of both. Just because it is one, does not mean that it is not some of the other. For example: I had a customer that had a pair of clown fish with a variety of fish, and two skunk cleaner shrimp. They were all getting along just fine for a long time. Then he decided to add a carpet anemone. The clownfish loved the new addition, and started killing and draging the cleaner shrimps, and other fish into the anemone. Nothing had changed but the addition of the anemone. This raises the question of what were they thinking when they went bazerk, killing and feeding the anemene. My figuring is that they were going to breed, and fish that are breeding, are more agressive to other creatures, but, did they kill them to eat them later??? I don't think so. When damsel fish kill other fish, they don't drag them back to the spot where they sleep. So there's got to be a reason why a clownfish will kill a fish, and drag it back to the place where they sleep. And yes, I know that clown fish are categorized in with the damsel fish. Wayne Sallee Wayne's Pets Wayne@WaynesPets.com AverageSchmuck wrote on 4/6/2006 1:01 PM: > My intention is not to argue fight insult... none of that you guys are > simply talking about something I really get into. Something I have > done since I was a small child watch wildlife and track their behavior > ... What I do and I think I do well in a job that involves that but > money you need money to be formally trained.