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Pennant coralfish

Heniochus acuminatus


also known as the longfin bannerfish or coachman is a tropical fish of the family Chaetodontidae. It is also known colloquially as the "poor man's moorish idol".


The pennant coralfish's natural distribution is in the Indian and Pacific oceans in reef settings, from southern Japan to Micronesia and Lord Howe Island. Also found in the Seychelles.


The pennant coralfish eats mostly plankton in the wild but are omnivorous in an aquarium setting.

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Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 3, 2011
Submitted on Jul 5, 2011

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