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Back You are here: Home Features Events and Features Fort Fisher Aquarium Island Gazette’s Animal Fact of the Week for the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Island Gazette’s Animal Fact of the Week for the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Animal Fact of the Week - Blackfinned clownfish - (Amphiprion percula). The blackfinned clownfish is native to the Indo-Pacific region of the world. Like all true-anemonefishes, the blackfinned clownfish uses its host anemone as both a shelter and a protector from predators. These, like other anemonefish, can change sex according to the reproductive needs of the community. The blackfinned clownfish can be found in shallow waters of the Tropics and have been known to live 6-10 years in the wild.
 CAPTION: Blackfinned clownfish in the Pacific Coral Reef tank at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.