Interesting Facts About Clownfish

Clownfish are normally known to be ornamental, cute, little, small little fishes which make for a perfect pet. A popular marine fish, Clownfish is definitely a colorful species that can add beautiful shades to your aquarium. The fish got famous when it was featured in the movies such as ‘Finding Dory’ and ‘Finding Nemo.’

Let Us Learn About Clownfish

So, if you are also tempted to learn more about this fish, let us learn some interesting facts about the Clownfsh. This will definitely help you make decision regarding adopting it as a pet.

Exciting Facts About Clownfish

Interesting Facts About Clownfish
Interesting Facts About Clownfish

The scientific name of Clownfish is Amphiprioninae and it is 4.3 inches in size. Moreover, its life span is between 6 and 10 years of age. In addition, its size can be compared to a teacup. Its diet is carnivore and they are bright orange in color.


There are 30 known species of the Clownfish and they reside in waters of the Red Sea, Western Pacific, and the Indian Ocean. However, you cannot find it in the waters of Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean, and the Caribbean waters.

Changing Sex Ability

Interestingly, all the Clownfish are normally born males. They possess the perfect ability to switch their sex. As the fishes grow, they follow a naturally established hierarchy. Moreover, the fish which sits on the position of a commander has to change its sex to a female. The commander fish then gets into a pair with the second in command who is a male. The remaining juvenile fishes remain males. Now, if the female fish dies, the male counterpart turns into female.

Swimming Style

Interesting Facts About Clownfish
Interesting Facts About Clownfish

fish also possesses a particular swimming style. They particularly swim while rotating their fins named pectoral fins instead of the flapping motion which is often used by the other fishes. Their hovering motion is a result of their usage of pectoral fins.

Clownish Behavior

Yes, you read it right. The said fish can actually act abnormally and they take pride in it as well. In fact, many owners will tell you that they find their fish swimming upside down or absolutely flat in the bottom of the fish tank. In fact, many of them are found on top of each other at times as well. However, you need not worry about this particular ‘clownish behaviour.’ This can be really surprising and fearful for new owners. However, there is nothing to worry about as you will find them back to normal once you turn on the lights.


These are just a few of numerous facts about the Clownfish which makes them an interesting species to pet. These actions makes lends to it rising popularity and even makes it different from other types of fishes. However, it is always better to consult a professional who can make you aware of the habits and characteristics of the Clownfish. This would help you to remain actively concerned about the good health of the Clownfish. So, what are you waiting for? Rush to the pet shop and get the Clownfish as soon as possible.

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