Mutualism of the Month: Hippopotamus and their fish partners

Mutualism of the Month: Hippopotamus and their fish partners

Fish are friends, not food. This is certainly true for this month's Mutualism of the Month with the Hippopotamuses found in the Mzima Springs of Tsavo National Park. Liken to a car wash or a spa treatment, these Hippopotamuses get a true spa treatment from the fishes present. One Hippopitamus' grime is another fish's delectable treat. The best news, you might be able to get your very own fish pedicure at a spa near you.

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