Clown fish and Sea anemone
Here are a couple of Common Clownfishes (even the scuba instructors now call it Nemo fish) cuddling inside a Sea anemone, their lifelong living home. An incredible symbiosis underwater.
One sees this fish nowhere else but among the waving, beckoning tentacles of Heteractis magnifica. The mucus on the fish protects it from the anemone’s stinging cells. But nor does the large polyp wrap over or attempt trapping its tenant. The carnivorous animal doesn’t recognize Clowns as prey. The Clownfish in turn, while raising its family inside, provides consistent nutrition through its excrement. The fish feeds on left overs of the Anemone’s meals. And also at times the Clown has been observed to deceptively lure other fish into its residence to feed its host.
If it were ever possible to transcribe, what would be the dialogue between a Sea-anemone and a Clownfish…?