Clownfeesh whirlpool

Ehn! Ehn! Ehn! Ehn! Ehn! Ehn!

[bathtub water swirls out of control]

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Andrew J., best clowns evar.

Comments

  1. Looks a bit fishy to me.

    heh, heh, heh.

  2. Heather says:

    Which one is Nemo?

  3. fish eye no miko says:

    “So, which one of us is Nemo…?”

  4. fish eye no miko says:

    1 minute! ARGH!!!

  5. Wow.

  6. Which one is Marlin (the Dad)? I’m thinkin’ he’s the orangey-est one right in the center, telling (bad) jokes to Nemo and his buddies.

  7. *Giggles* I wonder what they’re doing?

  8. better Nemo than Emo …

  9. no mo’ looking for Nemo :) they r soo cute

  10. darkshines says:

    All the smaller, paler ones are ganging up on the biggest, most orange one! :D

  11. zosterops says:

    one SECOND fish eye, my sympathy.

    Apart from that, what kind of bathtub is this? Why don’t these fish have an anemone to hide in? what are these little dragonheads doing down there? It evokes ideas of illegal pet trade for me some how. Please tell me there’s another reason for these fish not being in a proper surrounding.

  12. zosterops says:

    and the ganging up might be due to the biggest always being the female with an assorted (by size) group of males.

  13. I think they are afraid, being in the big scary clean place. they want an anenome to hid in.

    Clown fish are very shy by nature.

    v cute tho.

  14. I thougth thye were practicing their act. Next they all put their heads in and wave with their tails and then they’re going to start spelling out words…

  15. Laurie C says:

    It may not be nefarious, zosterops, maybe their aquarium is being cleaned.

  16. I think they are playing ‘sardines’.

  17. Brak_Silverbone says:

    When I first saw the headline, I thought it said “CLOWN FRESH WHIRLPOOL” and I had a horrid mental image of a clown cleaning out a birdbath or something… Nooo, not clowns! Then I saw that they were clownFISH, which is way better than clowns. **shiver**

  18. zosterops says:

    Brak – an instinctive feeling of repellation towards clowns? you TOO??
    they make me feel very uneasy and I dont even know why.

  19. Brak, Hmm a bit of Coulrophobia…

    whirling and swirling and spinning The fishes go round and round

  20. grzechu says:

    actually, it doesn’t look cute at all :|, they look like they’re just scared in not so friendly environment. don’t even want to know water parameters, which probably are not so good in a… bathtub

  21. I hear them GIGGLING…

    I suspect this is a temporary containment while their aquarium is cleaned.

    and more like an enameled pan (we can see another over in the top right corner) than a bathtub.

  22. Kipling says:

    It’s practice for the synchronized swimming competition next year in Beijing.

  23. nemo: where…where eeeeeeees we??!?!?!

    other nemos: eeeeek! keep sweeeeminks

  24. darn, i wanted to make a nemo joke. all my ideas have been taken already!

  25. SeaBreeze says:

    “just keep sweeming, just keep sweeming, sweeming, sweeming, just keep sweeming.” (repeat indefinitely)

  26. Shannon Johnson says:

    Hey it’s Nemo everybody, we can stop looking for him because he’s right there.

  27. How cute :)

  28. bunny luver!!! says:

    Has anyone noticed the little fish in the middle? he’s all “ehn, let me out I have to find nemo!!”
    He’s probably nemo’s dad–I forget his name, though.

  29. TOO CUTE!

  30. donutbill says:

    A clownfish tornado!! Run for your lives!!!!!

  31. bats :[ says:

    They could really benefit from an even smaller car…

  32. I want the one, not bottom right but just above it, who looks like he’s looking up trying to get a breath of air… even though that would be really bad for him :D So cute!

  33. I so badly want this pic to be 1680 x 1050. I would want to look at this everyday….

  34. Cute comments everyone! *giggles*

  35. Info about clownfish “cliques”: http://www.sciencefriday.com/kids/sfkc20031010-2.html Disclaimer: the very end of the article is kinda sad, but this IS nature after all

  36. Is that a bathtub??

  37. Kate B. says:

    Funny, these guys don’t look real to me. They look like they are made of orange glass and painted with white stripes,like a large piece of jewelry.

  38. Furbabies says:

    Ring around the rosie, pockets full of posies….

  39. What are those brown looking things at the bottom? Anyways, very cute! X]

  40. “I’m Nemo!”

  41. R. Moore says:

    Cute AND pretty!

    (golf clap)

  42. ¨Why don’t these fish have an anemone to hide in?

    Zosterops–with friends like these, who needs anemones?

  43. Ant — and I’m Spartacus!

  44. evil_twin says:

    Cute! It almost looks photoshopped because it looks so surreal…my best guess would be that these are actually… pretty polygamous clownfish….But does anyone know what kind of fish are the brown ones on the pool floor?

  45. Loris: I didn’t think anyone else had ever heard of that game! I loved it as a kid, but my cats refused to play it with me.

  46. They are balling up because they were stressed. It’s actually not a bathtub, but the fish were acclimating, and I saw them all huddled together and had to take a shot. By no means is this a bathtub, or some horrible aquarium. Just a holding pan to get them used to the water.

  47. Wow, that article about clownfish cliques was interesting. So many ways to self-organize in this world.

  48. Longtail says:

    Clownfish synchronized sweeming!

    The brown fishies at the bottom appear to be some sort of sculpin, which are bottom feeding type fishies.

  49. ka9q's wife says:

    I don’t think Clownfish are polygamous. I think only the biggest Male and the lone female mate. The other just wait for their chance. I knew that from reading “How Animals Have Sex” I didn’t know about the clique thing until I read the link posted above. How sad.

  50. ka9q's wife says:

    I don’t think Clownfish are polygamous. I think only the biggest Male and the lone female mate. The other just wait for their chance. I knew that from reading “How Animals Have Sex” I didn’t know about the clique thing until I read the link posted above. How sad.

  51. ka9q's wife says:

    I don’t think Clownfish are polygamous. I think only the biggest Male and the lone female mate. The other just wait for their chance. I knew that from reading “How Animals Have Sex” I didn’t know about the clique thing until I read the link posted above. How sad.

  52. SQUEEEEEEE!!! I love that spiral they’re making.

  53. *

    clownfish Hooligans are
    rioting…

    LOL

    *

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  54. Clowns are creepy, howver, Clow FISH are very cut and uncreepy!

  55. good grief. Apparently I can’t spell. I MEANT to say…”Clowns are creepy, however, Clown FISH are very cute and uncreepy!”

  56. talk about finding nemo would thw real nemo please swam this way

  57. Andrew, thanks for the info- GREAT picture!!! =) I may just have to watching Finding Nemo tonight!

  58. Mr. Snorgler says:

    These fish look like they’re about to die. The behavior looks abnormal, it’s not a clique. They shouldn’t be in a metal pan (seawater, if indeed that’s what they’re in, which may not be the case given how stressed they are, will react with the metal.) The other fish (hard to say) look like some sort of sculpin, I’m guessing its not tropical so the water’s probably too cold for the clownfish.

    All told, one of the worst pics evah on the otherwise regularly faboo QTE. A sad day.

  59. You just keep on spinning your wheels on your own assumptions, “Mr. Snorgler”. This is, after all, teh internets, where everybody automatically knows everything.

  60. I could see scooter dragonets being confused as sculpins. And if that white plastic pan looks metal, then I need some serious glasses. Simple acclimation, however stressful to the fish, is pertinent to their survival in an aquarium. I swear I’m not inhumane hehe.

  61. I love how some people automatically assume the worst about a pic they know nothing about. Sender-inner Andrew eventually explained what is going on here. It was a brief and necessary situation. Please hold off on the self-righteous ignorant negativity and let people enjoy. I’m sure Theo and Meg are good editors as well as posters of animal pics.
    *swan-dive triple sow-cow off soap-box into cleaned aquarium with happier clown fishies*

  62. ohh they’re so pretty. :) Nice picture Andrew.

  63. hehe,a work of art

  64. Those fishies must love each other like a monkey on thanksgiving lol

  65. It’s the Insane Clownfish Posse!

  66. So looks like it’s attack of the fishies. I think thats nemo in the middle.LOL!

  67. those brown fish at the bottom are Sea Robins, they can be caught off the texas coast (I know because i’ve had quite a few in my fishtanks).

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