Fact Friday

Goatfish get their name because of the two barbels that hang from their chin that kind of look like a goat’s whiskers. The barbels are used to sift through the sand in search of tasty invertebrates to eat.  Check out our video of these busy hunters.

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French Angelfish

February 10, 2023

French Angelfish

“Til death do us part.” It’s common to find fish that mate for life in a coral reef ecosystem. French angelfish exhibit permanent, monogamous breeding pairs. Mating for life comes with benefits. These fish cooperatively feed and defend their territory from other fish. This is much easier to do with two fish, rather than one.  

Photo Attribution: French Angelfish by Thundafunda [C BY-NC-ND 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)] 7 April 2020 via Flickr. https://flic.kr/p/6ubYnw