The Sunny Side of the Anemonfish
by Alexandre Gries
This is a two-banded anemonefish “amphiprion bicinctus” in symbiosis with a magnificent anemone “Heteractis magnifica”.
Unlike the other species, the anemonfish (or clownfish) are not sensitive to the anemones tentacles urticant effects. These anemones, thus, offer to the clownfishes, who became very popular thanks to the cinema, an effective protection against the predators.
By a bright sunny day of August 2009, this anemofish is a proof that life can be a bed of (red) roses…