Bluestreak Fusilier (Pterocaesio tile)

Also known as Bartail Fusilier, Blue-dash Fusilier, Dark-banded Fusilier, Neon Fusilier

Description

Also known as Bartail Fusilier, Blue-dash Fusilier, Dark-banded Fusilier, Neon Fusilier.

Found in large schools over coral reefs.
They feed on zooplankton.
Juveniles found in large schools over shallow lagoons and reef flats.
Varies in colour from blue to red with night and day.
Length -25cm
Depth - 1-60m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Fusiliers are close relatives of snappers, but are much smaller and more slender.
Schools of fusiliers often have other species mixed in.
Although their colour is predominately yellow/blue, at night and when resting their colours change to red/green. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Pterocaesio-tile.html

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