Originally Posted by bmarine
We were talking about symbiosis today in science class, and my science teacher said that a clownfish and an anemone have a relationship where only the clownfish benefits. Now is this true? Or do anemones benefit from clowns hosting them too?
Actually the anemones also benefit. Since the clownfish stays in the anemone almost always, it grabs food and eats it inside the anemone. Then the scraps from the Clownfish's meal is eaten by the anemone. So both benefit.