The Clownfish, also known as the Anemonefish are found mainly in warm waters of the Indian and Pacific Ocean.
They have a symbiotic relationship with sea anemone, which is a fish eating plant like animal that has poisonous tentacles. There are about 30 recognized species out of which “Amphiprion Nigripes” is native to Maldives.
Interestingly all clownfish are born as males. When the dominant female dies the largest male turns itself into a female so that they can continue to reproduce. The female can lay up to a thousand eggs and the males are the primary caretakers of the eggs. They can grow up to about 7 inches and live up to ten years.