The tomato clownfish can be found in Western Pacific, from Indonesia to southern Japan. It has been seen hosted by only one species of anemone: Entacmaea quadricolor. This clownfish can move several meters from its host anemone, but usually requires several individuals of the same kind to school with. It eats small creatures such as brine shrimp. Like other clownfish, it protects its home, the anemone, by darting out of the tentacles and nipping at intruders, such as butterflyfish, who are usually very interested in tasting some of the clownfish's home. It also feeds its anemone with food it captures elsewhere.
This picture was taken in the Detroit Aquarium, in August 2003.
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