Clownfish (a.k.a. Clown Anemonefish)
Amphiprion ocellaris

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Range and habitat:
This species is found in the tropical west Pacific Ocean and parts of the Indian Ocean.

Natural diet:
Clownfish feed on zooplankton and benthic (bottom dwelling) invertebrates.

Size / weight range:
This species of clownfish reaches up to 3 1/2 inches in length.

Interesting facts:
One of the most popular marine aquarium fishes due to the Disney / PIXAR hit Finding Nemo, these fish have a symbiotic relationship with anemones. (Click here to see the fact page for the Rose anemone). Clowhfish form monogamous mated pairs. The male clownfish has the ability to change into a female if the female within the mated pair dies.

Location at The Toledo Zoo:
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