AQU - ocEan flOor
The cover photo is one of my tanks!
The reef dwelling clownfish lives in a near perfect symbiotic makes its home within sea anemone. Covered in a thin, mucus-like membrane which protects the clownfish it is able to hide from larger predators within the stinging tentacles of the sea anemone. In turn it chases away poly-eating fish and keeps the anemone constantly fertilized for a near perfect symbiotic relationship.
beautiful fish in anemone (original source unknown)
Whitemargin unicornfish by Chris Hellier
Psychrolutes marcidus, blobfish
These are white whales..beautiful Beluga whales at the aquarium AQUAS in Hamada, Tokyo, performing in an unusual but impressive way . They exhale bubble rings that look like white rings in the water. Beluga is Russian and means “white one”. These whales look a bit different then other whales with a small but stout body, a small blunt head with tiny eyes and one blowhole…Hugs and kisses.. and thank you for messaging…♥♥♥
Clownfish or anemonefish are fishes from the subfamily Amphiprioninae in the family Pomacentridae. Thirty species are recognized, one in the genus Premnas, while the remaining are in the genus Amphiprion. In the wild they all form symbiotic mutualisms with sea anemones. Depending on species, clownfish are overall yellow, orange, reddish or blackish, and many show white bars or patches.
Mandarinfish are reef dwellers, preferring sheltered lagoons and inshore reefs. While they are slow-moving and fairly common within their range, they are not easily seen due to their bottom-feeding habit and their small size (reaching only about 6 cm). They feed primarily on small crustaceans and other invertebrates.