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Clown fish use their fins to swim. Different fins have different uses. Some fins help the fish move forward. Other fins help the fish change directions.

Clown fish have bright-orange bodies. It is easy for other animals to see them. Anemones protect clown fish from being eaten. The anemones’ tentacles sting animals that try to eat clown fish.

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Making Connections


Have you ever seen a clown fish in real life? If yes, what did you think of it? If no, would you want to?


Have you read other books about ocean animals? How are those animals similar to or different from clown fish?


Clown fish live in sea anemones. Can you think of two other animals that live together?

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