BUTTERFLY FISH CORALFISH 2

 

 
Saddleback Butterflyfish Teardrop Butterflyfish
Saddle Back Butterflyfish, Chaetodon epiphippum, for me, is the reef fish ambassador for Fiji waters. These fish are active during the day. They use their long beaks to feed on coral polyps. The false eye spot has become very large in this species. Chaetodon unimaculatus, the teardrop butterflyfish. It has both a black disruptive band camouflaging their eye as well as a false eye spot at the rear.
Chaetodon baronessa High fin butterflyfish
Chaetodon baronessa, a common butterflyfish. Butterfly fish are called Chaetodons. This refers to the bristle like teeth. Coradion altivelis, the High Fin butterflyfish. They are also known as coralfish because their entire life is based around coral, especially staghorn coral. At night, they hide deep inside the branches of staghorn coral so that nocturnal predators cannot reach them.