Finding Nemo is a classic movie that seems to have become a part of the collective childhood consciousness. It’s still shown on TV and at birthday parties, but how many people know that the fish in “Finding Nemo” are based on real animals?
Some of them even look like their animated counterparts! This article will go over ten fish species found in Finding Nemo, along with some other interesting facts about them.
Regal Blue Tang Fish
The Regal Blue Tang is a fish species that is found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It has a blue/black body with yellow fins, and it can grow up to 10 inches long. The fish is very popular as an aquarium pet because of its striking coloration, but this also makes it a target for poachers who want to sell the fish on the black market.
If you want to get your own regal blue tang (and we highly recommend you do), you can find them at some local pet stores or online retailers like Amazon or Petco. They’re tropical fish, so they need warm water (75°F) and high oxygen levels in order to thrive!
Moorish Idol Fish
Moorish idols are found in the Atlantic Ocean, but they’re not the same species as Moorish idols. Although they share a name, they’re actually a different genus of fish altogether.
Moorish idol fish are popular aquarium fish because they have bright colors and can be quite friendly with their owners. They also have another interesting feature—they clean other fish!
This makes them great candidates for aquarium life (assuming you don’t mind having someone else take care of your water quality). However, if you want to keep these fish in your home tank for any length of time, it’s best if your tank is large enough to accommodate this type of cleaning crew member: Moorish idols grow up to 12 inches long!
What kinda fish is dory? Dory is a blue tang fish, but in real life, she’s actually a black tang. The name “Dory” refers to two different species of surgeonfish: the Pacific blue-barred surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigricans) and the Indo-Pacific blacktip surgeonfish (Acanthurus sohal). If you’re interested in adopting one of these beautiful creatures in your home aquarium, be sure to check with your local aquarium store or pet store first to make sure they’re okay with keeping them under their care.
If you think that Dory looks like a yellow-tipped angelfish (Microspathodon chrysurus), then you’d be right! But if you’ve never seen an angelfish before? Don’t worry—they’re still very cool fish! They come in many different colors; some have white tips on their fins while others have bright orange tips on theirs.
Clownfish are also called Anemonefish. You can find them in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are mostly found in coral reefs, but some varieties can also be seen on sand or rubble areas.
For example, the Amphiprion percula clownfish is commonly found around Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
The lined butterflyfish, also known as Chaetodon lineolatus, is a type of marine fish that can be found in the waters of tropical oceans. It’s a saltwater fish and it has been known to live for up to 10 years in captivity. The species is considered vulnerable due to overfishing and habitat degradation. They are also eaten by sharks and other predatory fish—so if you’re interested in keeping one as a pet, you may want to consider an aquarium rather than a tank with other animals present!
It grows up to seven inches long when fully grown (and two inches at birth). Their fins are usually yellow but can change from yellow to white or pink depending on their age; the juveniles have black lines running down their sides and near their tails which fade with age until they turn completely white around five years old (at which point many people begin considering them “old”).
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Stars and Stripes Pufferfish
The pufferfish is a type of fish that can inflate itself when threatened, which makes it look big and threatening.
This species of fish can grow up to 10 inches long, so you might be surprised by how small they actually are! The colors are bright and colorful, just like in the movie.
They live in warm tropical waters around coral reefs in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Surgeonfish are saltwater fish that live in tropical reefs. They are popular aquarium fish and can be found by many different names such as tang, surgeonfish, and doctorfish. These fish have long, sharp spines on the top of their body that they use to protect themselves from predators. Surgeonfish are easy to recognize due to their coloring: they have yellow bodies and blue tails with stripes running down them.
Yellow Tang Fish
The yellow tang fish is a member of the surgeonfish family. It is found in the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean and can be found swimming around coral reefs. These bright yellow fish are also known as Foxfishes, Goldentail Surgeonfish, and Yellowtail Surgeonfish.
The yellow tang has a long body with a pointed nose and tail that looks like a shark’s fin. The body can grow up to twenty inches long (50 cm). They have large scales that help protect them from predators but they do not have any armor as their sea bass relatives do! These fish feed on plants as well as animals by grazing on algae or eating small invertebrates such as shrimp or plankton. They are omnivorous which means they eat both plant matter (algae) and meat (plankton).
Triggerfish are a type of marine fish, found in tropical waters around the world. They have very dangerous spines on their dorsal fin and can be quite aggressive, so watch out! These carnivorous animals prey on small crustaceans and other fish. Most triggerfish are brightly colored—a warning to predators that they’re not easy prey!
For more information about these interesting creatures, take a look at these 4 important facts about triggerfish:
- Triggerfishes live in warm waters throughout the world’s oceans.
- When threatened by predators like sharks or humans (with spear guns), triggerfishes raise their spiny dorsal fins as a defense mechanism.
- Their diet consists primarily of mollusks and crustaceans; some species will eat algae as well but only if it’s already dead because living algae contain toxins that can be harmful to them when ingested improperly (which makes sense from an evolutionary standpoint).
- Most species are brightly colored to warn predators that they aren’t easy meals!
The fish species in “Finding Nemo” are more than just animated characters. They’re based on real animals, many of which are interesting and beautiful.
In the film, a clownfish named Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks) loses his son Nemo (voiced by Alexander Gould) after he’s captured by scuba divers and taken to Sydney Harbour Aquarium. The rest of Marlin’s family follows him there and remains at the aquarium until they can help him rescue Nemo.
The underwater world depicted in this Pixar movie is filled with colorful creatures that come from all over Australia: blue tangs, sea turtles, moray eels, and even sharks!
That’s all for now.
I hope this list of ten real-life fish species has given you a new appreciation for the world’s oceans.
They are home to countless species, each one unique and beautiful in its own right. If you’re looking for an adventure that will teach you something about nature while also giving you plenty of time off from work or schoolwork, I highly recommend going on an underwater adventure!