The Anemonefish family includes 17 species, “Nemo” is one of them. They are known as Anemonefish due to their ability to live among the stinging tentacles of anemones. They typically live in small groups with one dominant female in charge. If anything were too happy to the “woman of the anemone” the largest male will change sex and become the anemone’s new “queen” which is where Hollywood got it a little wrong although it is hard not to love those movies.
The Anemone Fish are very common throughout Gili Air, you will find anemones of all types, sizes, and colors housing these adorable little fish. The Anemonefish and the Anemone are the definitions of the perfect relationship the little fish is given protection from enemies while cleaning, providing nutrients, and scaring away predators. One could not exist without the other they are highly dependent on one another. It is hard not to smile when you spot these little fish underwater as they scurry around the anemone that is swaying with the movement of the ocean. In Gili Air, we see Anemone Fish almost every dive. Come and dive with us and see all the crazy colors and variations of these little cuties.
This week it has been a German invasion but lucky for us we have two German-speaking interns that finished their IDC at Two Fish Bunaken who join us for team teaching. If you Go Pro with Two Fish you are given an opportunity to flex your new knowledge and skills as an instructor under the supervision of a seasoned experienced instructor.