Watercolor on paper, original size approx. 60cm x 42cm
Clownfish or anemonefish in their paradise.
Clownfish and sea anemones have a symbiotic, mutualistic relationship; each providing a number of benefits to the other. The sea anemone protects the clownfish from predators, as well as providing food through the scraps left from the anemone's meals. In return, the clownfish defends the anemone from its predators, and cleans it from parasites. The anemone also potentially picks up nutrients from the clownfish's excrement, and functions as a safe nest site.
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