You Say Fish- We Say Tomato
We’re meeting our last animal of Camp E&E today :(. Can you believe summer is nearly over? It has flown by! We’ll be starting the new year back at the University after Labor Day- so be on the look out for some great new friends!
TOMATO ANEMONE FISH FUN FACTS:
- Like their famous relatives, the clownfish, tomato anemone fish spend most of their time in the tentacles of an anemone.
- The anemone protects the tomato fish from predators, while the fish provides the anemone leftovers of its food. This relationship is called symbiosis- mutualism.
- Males are smaller than females and are bright red. The females tend be more black in color than red.
- The most dominate fish is the largest female.
- All anemone fish start out as males and will turn female when they need to.
- These little fish only grow to 5 1/2 inches.
Anemone fish are the cutest little fish. It’s cool that they have a symbiotic relationship with anemones. We’ll be back tomorrow for our big send off at Camp!