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Anemonefishes are protected from possible stings by a special substance which is present in their external mucous covering. This substance does not actually protect them from the stinging cells. Instead, it lowers the threshold of nematocyst discharge. (fish fact from net)
Many friends of mine who found out that I dive more regular lately will normally ask whether I see nemos when I am diving. I will normally quite surprised with that kind of question and will say "huh?" because I don't normally look out for anemonefishes unless I really want to take photos of them. Believe me, it's not easy to capture picture of them when they are such a dynamic fishes among the ever-moving anemones.
In short, clownfishes/anemonefishes are like granted for every dive so long you can find some anemone patches at the sandy bottom. I normally look out for something else, but nemos.