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Re-finding Nemo! (And he is not friendly!)

So I went to Atlanta,Georgia, and went to the aquarium there and saw some clownfish. That got me thinking, so on the way back home on the plane, I read a cool book called Extreme Nature to learn more about them. I thought it was very cool — just read it!!

Did you know that clownfish are not just the cute animals swimming around in Nemo?

Well, they have a breeding male and female in each anemone. They also have other clownfish in the anemone with the breeding male and female. The breeding female is the biggest clownfish, and all the other clownfish are ruled by her. Clownfish can also change their size. If a clownfish tries to grow bigger than it should, it will get kicked out of the anemone and will then get eaten. If a clownfish dies all the fish below it will move up a bit by growing a bit bigger and will not get kicked out of the anemone. If a new clownfish comes it will get accepted into the group. Also, if the breeding female dies, of course, the obvious thing to do for a clownish is for the male to turn into a female and grow bigger, and the fish just below the breeding male (who is now a female) becomes the breeding male. (How cool are these fish huh?)

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