Monday, December 20, 2010
Fishy Monday: Saddleback Butterfly Fish
Today for Fishy Monday I'm going to tell you about the Saddleback Butterfly Fish.
The Saddleback Butterfly Fish gets its name from the big black saddle on its back.It has a large amount of yellow on the bottom part of body and mouth.The black saddle is surrounded by a white line and a orange and blue stripe.The Dorsal Fin also keeps the saddle at bay.The bottom fins have very little yellow and are mostly covered in white.The side of the fish has many blue green stripes.The eye is covered by a black stripe.This fish is an Omnivore,meaning it eats meat and plants.It eats corals,small fish,invertebrate,and possibly plankton.This fish is found in the more tropical parts of the oceans,including Hawaii,Fiji,and Tonga.It is one of the larger Butterfly Fish,measuring at 12in at mature size.
That's my report on the Saddleback Butterfly Fish.I got the info from www.petucation.com,www.liveaquaria.com,and www.bluezooaquatics.com.I also got the picture from www.liveaquaria.com.The End.