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Pennant coralfish

Heniochus acuminatus

Description:

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".

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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

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Scarletthdz
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Scarletthdz

Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico

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

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