It is #FishFriday and I am bringing you the beautiful Butterflyfish!
The beautiful Butterflyfish can be found on reefs all over the planet. There are close to 100 species! Like Angelfish, the Butterfly mates for life. Butterflyfish are a good indicator species of the health of a reef. A healthy reef will have many Butterflyfish, while one that is suffering may see a rapid decline in numbers. Butterflyfish are “cleaner” fish, fish that show a feeding strategy providing a service to other species by removing dead skin, parasites, and infected tissue from the surface or gill chambers. Butterflies are very helpful to large pelagic species like Mantas and Molas!
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