Cheeky little clownfish

North Indian anemonefish

Many people assume all clownfish are created equal. But not everyone looks like Nemo.

They’re all part of the subfamily of anemonefish with a generally shared common characteristic: aggressive defense of whatever sea anemone they live around. This one was photographed at Havelock’s Anemone Reef.

Most divers love to play a bit with the clownfish which, if antagonized, will bite a finger or “attack” a dive mask. Note: I have not angered one enough to be bitten. I play nice with others.

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  1. ADAM JADHAV » Blog Archive » So long, 2010; it’s been nice knowing ya… Says:
    January 1st, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    [...] far off India’s coast. I had just learned to dive and fell in love with the sport. Fish are friends, not food. I then returned to Delhi where I spent many hours not working while pursuing my [...]

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