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Where fish stand in line: A cleaning station in the coral reef  (1983)

Wildscreen Film Entry, 1984

The muraena is disliked and feared by the fish that live in the coral reefs. But there is an exception because some shrimps and small fish are allowed to swim between the gills and the teeth of these feared predators without being gobbled up. The reason is that they perform a valuable service. They rid the muraenas of irritating skin parasites and the remains of food. Rolf Möeltgen has watched these small fish and shrimps at work in the coral reefs and has also carried out a few experiments. How do the fish react to a dummy? How sich do they become if their bodies are not regularly freed of parasites.

Film credits

Camera: Rolf Möeltgen
Camera: Jim Clare
Camera: Richard Foster
Camera: Mike Potts
Director: Phil Agland
Dubbing: Hadeko Film
Editor: Barbara Ast
Editor: Dave Dickie
Music: Jennie Muskett
Narrator: Günther Kemper
Producer: Michael Rosenberg
Script: Phil Agland
Sound: Rodney Glenn
Wildscreen Film Entry, 1984
Wildscreen Film Entry, 1984