6 FACTS ABOUT CLOWN ANEMONEFISH

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  1. Clownfish get their name from the bold color strokes on their body, like a clown’s face paint.
  2. "Finding Nemo," a movie about a clownfish, caused home-aquarium demand for them to triple.
  3. Of the roughly 1,000 anemone species, only 10 host clownfish.
  4. A layer of mucus likely keeps the clownfish from being stung by the anemone’s tentacles.
  5. An anemone can host many clownfish but only one breeding pair at a time.
  6. Clownfish rarely stray more than a few yards from their host anemone.