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Clown Anemonefish

Clown Anemonefish

On any day of the week here, you'll see children enthusiastically prodding their fingers against the glass shouting 'I found Nemo!' The Clown Anemonefish is highly adapted to its environment, striking up one of nature's most unique partnerships as a defence mechanism. Juveniles develop an immunity to certain types of sea anemone, within the tentacles of which they hatch. However, it's a short-lived mode of protection, as this immunity needs to be regularly maintained, seemingly wearing off if the fish leaves its host anemone for as little as an hour.


Blue Tang

Blue Tang

The familiar and friendly Regal Blue tang is renowned for its distinctive royal blue body and tail. They are also commonly known as Palette surgeonfish and the Hippo tang. Regal Blue tangs can grow up to 20-30 centimetres in length and are typically found amongst coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific Oceans, East Africa, Japan, Samoa, New Caledonia and Australia. Juveniles mostly feed on plankton while the diets of the adult tangs are omnivorous, feeding on plankton and algae.


Clown Triggerfish

Clown Triggerfish

The Clown triggerfish is a species of triggerfish found in the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific region. The patterned fish with its characteristic upturned mouth can be seen exposing its two long teeth. They feed on a carnivorous diet made up of squid, krill, small fish and crustaceans. Triggerfish are very territorial, often chasing intruders out of their patch. Our Clown triggerfish can be seen swimming, steering with their dorsal and anal fins, making their movement quite unique.