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You can't see me if I can't see you! [video]

By Shane Graber - Posted Mar 07, 2012 06:00 AM
Clownfish hide in anemones for protection from predators. But what happens when the anemone isn't big enough?
You can't see me if I can't see you! [video]

Clownfish hides from jacks in this amusing video.

Peekaboo Clown

In July 2004, Anna and Ned DeLoach were diving off North Sulawesi, Indonesia, watching squid mating and laying eggs in the seagrass beds when they encountered this amusing scene.

The video shows a group of saddleback clownfish (Amphiprion polymnus) hovering around their carpet anemone when a group of jacks decides to investigate and intimidate them. Anna and Ned mused that the jacks almost looked like they were teasing the clownfish. The clownfish were not amused.  One clown could not completely take cover inside the anemone, so instead it buried its head in the anemone with its tail sticking out.


Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.


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