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Here Kramer is hanging out in his nice comfy anemone. Say cheese!

Kramer is a spine-cheeked anemonefish or maroon clown (Premnas biaculeatus). His home here is an Entacmaea quadricolor, bubble tipped anemone.

Kramer's Story

Kramer is a tank bred fish that I adopted in San Diego in early-2002. He is named after the character from Seinfeld, and as the first fish to host in my anemone, he quickly became the star of the show! He was king of the tank: my 15 gallon nano reef aquarium. But he was a gentle occupant, allowing all the other inhabitants their own space. With a knack for getting attention, he'd even eat from my fingers during feeding time.

When I moved to Michigan in mid-2003, he came along with me. He was stowed away in my trunk for 31 hours, comfortably swimming in a heated and flowing tub of his own water and corals. Four years later, it was time to move back to Southern California. But this time it wasn't going to be so easy. In March 2007, I made the decision that I couldn't take my tank back with me; so meant that Kramer would be staying in Michigan.

He was the perfect shade of orange with the nicest yellow stripes. I hoped he would go to good home and I tried to find an established reef keeper. It was a sad day the day I gave him away. I'll miss his endearing expression as captured above along with his unique, clownfish ways.

Here is Kramer's most lasting image, in memory of him.

Update: Published online at Reefkeeping Magazine, October 2003.

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  1. Harris S 77 months ago | reply

    This is such a beautiful and stunning shot!

  2. MOVED TO PIXELENS FOLLOW ME THERE! [deleted] 77 months ago | reply

    Great capture!

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  3. L8o 76 months ago | reply

    ..nice work! :`) FlickrSoup Blogged!
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  4. mturnage 76 months ago | reply

    He looks like he's missing you.

  5. PhotoArt Hartmann 75 months ago | reply


    Please add this photo to
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  6. AlexCampagna 74 months ago | reply

    Kramer ? I thought it was Nemo :)

  7. Enchanter of Camelot 74 months ago | reply

    "there's no privacy these days!!"


    Please add your photo to our group, Impressions & Expressions and feel free to join us unless you’ve already done so.

  8. Siena Photo 72 months ago | reply

    One of the best marine make that nature shots I've ever seen..thanks so much for sharing this photo and the story!

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  10. =Lau÷l÷ 66 months ago | reply

    Very cute, congratulations for this wonderful shot!

  11. mansyur supriadi sitorus (indonesia) [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

    can it make me smile?

  12. debweeva 64 months ago | reply

    Beautiful! Great shot of Kramer. Thanks for sharing!

  13. HollyRuthven 61 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous!

    Please share this outstanding picture at
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  14. Cerven Cotter 56 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called NanoReef Aquariums (Nanoreefblog.com), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. Rodrigo Purificação 55 months ago | reply

    NEMO!!!

    :) Amazing picture!!

  16. jessytimko 49 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Reef Addicts, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  17. Rodrigo Purificação 41 months ago | reply

    ...
    Participe! Leve sua bela foto para duelar com outros amantes da fotografia. Te esperamos lá!
    Join us! Bring your beautiful picture to duel with other photography lovers. We'll waiting for ya!

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  18. thetimekilr 38 months ago | reply

    i love the story, i wish i could own fish like these.

  19. ripe mang0 19 months ago | reply

    Terrific photo. Fantastic story.

    I'm afraid to ask why there's been no update?

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