Luzon Island, Philippines
This Clark's anemonefish (Amphiprion clarkii) is fanning its nest of eggs, which have been laid by the female on the substrate of coral near the base of the host anemone. The male is tasked with taking care of the eggs, including fanning the nest with his fins and guarding from predators which might otherwise make a meal of the eggs. The incubation period is usually six to seven days.
Jeffrey N. Jeffords (photographer; copyright holder; identification)
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