Clownfish mingle in anemones

Clownfish mingle in anemones

Clownfish wriggle through anemones in a tank at Georgia Aquarium. Anemones usually sting, kill and eat fish, but not clownfish. Georgia Tech researchers found that the microbial colonies in the slime covering clownfish shifted markedly when the nested in an anemone. Could the microbes be putting out chemical messengers that pacify the fish killer? Credit: Georgia Tech / Ben Brumfield

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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 5, 2018 - 4:36pm
  • Last Updated: Dec 5, 2018 - 4:37pm