Ocellaris Clownfish - Black Form Amphiprion ocellaris

Ocellaris/Common Clownfish, black form
Ocellaris/Common Clownfish, black form
Ocellaris/Common Clownfish, black form
The Ocellaris or Common Clownfish/Anemonefish with its typical orange and white wardrobe also has a black and white form. This form is native to parts of Southeast Asia and northern Australia.
Ocellaris/Common Clownfish, black form
Ocellaris/Common Clownfish, black form
Ocellaris/Common Clownfish, black form
Like all anemonefish, it has a symbiotic relationship with a host anemone for mutual protection. It's skin has a mucus that protects it from the anemone's toxic sting that deters the fish's predators and the territorial fish keeps its host safe by chasing away anemone predators. Also, like all anemonefish, the largest fish in the group is female and reproduces with the largest male. All the others are subordinate males with their own size-based hierarchy. When the female dies or is removed, the largest male becomes female and pairs with the next largest male.
Ocellaris/Common Clownfish, black form
Ocellaris/Common Clownfish, black form
They grow to 11cm long. Diet is zooplankton and algae.
Ocellaris/Common Clownfish, black form
Ocellaris/Common Clownfish, black form
Ocellaris/Common Clownfish, black form
These seem to have orange noses or faces.
Ocellaris/Common Clownfish, black form
Ocellaris/Common Clownfish, black form
Ocellaris/Common Clownfish, black form
These seem to be swarming in on a blue starfish - cleaning service possibly if they are juveniles?