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The clownfish is native to warm waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Red Sea. The clownfish is best known as "Nemo" the leading character in the animated movie "Finding Nemo" by Pixar. Clownfish are generally yellow, orange, red, or black in color with white bars or patches. Clownfish have developed a peaceful coexistence with the poisonous sea anemone. The clownfish finds protection from predators by hinding within the anemone's tentacles. It is unaffected by the tentacle's toxins. In exchange for this protection, the clownfish provides food to the anemone. Play the following videos to learn more about the clownfish.