Clown Fish Facts

Interesting Facts about Clown Fish

Here are some interesting facts about these beautiful fish with striking colors. I am sure you will enjoy reading these and do share your views about this hub by commenting below. You can also share a fact about clown fish through the comments section.


All clown fish are born males and when a female clown fish dies, the most dominant one changes itself into a female.

They can lay thousands of eggs at one time and interestingly all of them can hatch.

The eggs are laid on the plain surface near the anemone. They lay their eggs only during the full moon and they hatch after four to five days.

The clown fish can live with sea anemones. It actually spends most of its time with the anemones and doesn't get stung. They have a mucus covering over their bodies which protects them from being stung by the tentacles of the sea anemone.


They get their food from the anemones and this process cleans the anemones from algae and fish leftovers and provides it with a better water circulation.

As clown fish are poor swimmers, they can be an easy prey for other larger fish but anemones protect them the protection they need.

They have been observed performing a special kind of dance with the anemone before residing it. They touch every part of their bodies to the anemone for the purpose of acclimatization.

They are of bright orange color with three distinctive white bars.

They can reach about 11 cm in length.

Currently there are 28 recognized species of clown fish.

They have an average lifespan of 6 to 10 years in the wild.

Due to its attachment with the sea anemone, the clown fish has been given the name anemonefish.

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Eric Prado 5 years ago from Webster, Texas

Very interesting hub! I did not know that about them. Thanks for posting this I liked it. I vote this up =)


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Ultimate Hubber 5 years ago Author

Thanks a lot Eric!


random person 5 years ago

i love clown fish


madison 5 years ago

that is cool stuff you are showing


Jacaylah 5 years ago

hi thNKS I NEDED THIS FOR THIS BIG RESEARCH PROJECT FOR SCIENCE UMMMM WELL THATS ALL I HEAVE TO SAY OHH AND BY THE WAY GO CLOWNFISH


Christopher K. 5 years ago

I have a beautiful clown fish that my syrian wife gave me. It is stored at my house in my lab.


teashia r 5 years ago

omg! me too. I have 51! I love clownfish because of Finding Nemo they are soooo funny!#teamclownfish


Mckayla Miller 5 years ago

I love clownfish. I love them I love them I love them I love them omg ahhhhhhhhh


jim bob square pants 5 years ago

this is sweet stuuf about fish


kaitlin rodriguez 4 years ago

CLOWNFISHHHHHH AHHHHHHHH where to start this is such a cool hub you rock whoever made this. you should come see my lab!


Teashia 4 years ago

CLOWNFISH ARE MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS


rokyroad 4 years ago

thanks for the info (i love clown fish a lot more than u think)


school girl 101 4 years ago

i love the clownfish

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