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Clownfish

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My ecosystem is the ocean, which is perhaps the biggest ecosystem in the world. The ocean is filled with life and plants that amazes people. One of the most beautiful sites in the ocean are the coral reefs. Sadly some coral reefs are suffering from, climate change, pollution, and over fishing. The coral reefs is a place with a lot of coral and sea plants, and colorful fish. One of the most known fish in the coral reefs is the Clownfish, which is a colorful fish with a lot of amazing features to it.

Clownfish are an orange and white striped fish that usually are found in coral reefs in warmer waters in the pacific, and indian ocean. Clownfish live in coral reefs for many reasons. One of the most important reasons is to hide from predators in the plants, so they wont be eaten. Another important reason is so they can easily find food from plants called anemone.

Clown fish have a big interaction with a marine plant called anemone. An anemone is a flexible flower like marine plant, with tentacles surrounding a central mouth. They kill by using there stinging abilities on the tips of the tentacles. Clownfish interact with this sea anemone by getting food by the sea anemone, and for a hiding place for the clownfish, while the anemone gets food from the clownfish. Unlike other fish the Clown fish is immune to the stings of the anemone. This is an example of mutualism because both sea creatures are getting something good and both are happy.

Clownfish get there food in a very weird way. It all starts with there interaction with a sea like creature called an anemone. To get its food it hides in the tentacles of an anemone then once a predator sees the clownfish, it strikes. But the clownfish is in no trouble because it is hiding in the deadly stinging tentacles of an anemone. While the predator comes and tries to catch the clownfish, it will be stung by the tentacles of the anemone. Then they feed on whats left of the predator and sometimes feed on algae on the...

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