Regal Angel, Royal Angelfish, Royal Angel, Royal Empress Angelfish, Empress Angelfish, Bluebanded Angelfish.
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Also known as Regal Angel, Royal Angelfish, Royal Angel, Royal Empress Angelfish, Empress Angelfish and Bluebanded Angelfish.
Found singly or in small groups on shallow coastal reefs to outer reef drop-off's, with rich coral growths.
Colour varies from place to place.
They feed on sponges, algae and benthic invertebrates.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 3-80m
Butterflyfish and Angelfish are members of the bristletooth family (Chaetodontidae) they have very fine hairlike teeth that enable them to pick out small organisms inaccessible to most other fish for eating.
Butterflyfishes thrive on a diet of coral polyps, tentacles of featherdusters and Christmas-tree worms. As these food sources all zap back into their shells the butterflyfishes need to be able to hover motionless while picking at the coral and to dart swiftly over short distances to get the worm before it retracts. They do this by using their Pectoral fins as oars to brake, sprint, turn and even reverse.
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