Photo courtesy of AES Brittany
It's time for the Creature of the Week! This week, our spotlight creature is the French Angelfish. The French Angelfish is an omnivorous tropical marine fish that inhabits areas of shallow reefs. The main staples of thei...r diet are sea sponges. The French angelfish has two color morphs: adult and juvenile. The adult coloration is black with yellow on the edges of the scales on the body, around the eyes, a horizontal bar on both pectoral fins, and on the trailing filiment of the dorsal fin. The juveniles are black with verticle yellow bars down the sides of the body. The juveniles actually act as cleaner fish, hanging around cleaning stations until a fish comes to have itself cleaned. French angelfish are monogamous, meaning they pair up and stay together for breeding. In fact, if you see one French angelfish, you would be hard-pressed not to see another one with it. You know what they say, the pair that swims together stays together.
Read more about this reef fish below!