BUTTERFLY FISH

Ever heard of butterflies swimming in the sea?

The sight of the crowds of butterfly fishes in the reefs of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans will leave you spellbound. You'll easily recognize these corallivoresby the eyespots on their flanks.The spots look exactly like patterns on butterfly wings.

Sounds incredible, right?

These fishes, with black bands across their eyes, appear in shades of black, white, blue, red, orange and yellow. They also change colours at night. Researchers believe that the fishes actively communicate with their shades.

If you keep an aquarium, you should really get a couple of these ornate wonders in it.

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