This family includes 121 species living mostly in warm marine waters near coral reefs, sometimes brackish as well as freshwater ecosystems. They have a strong jaw with 4 teeth, which facilitates the crushing of hard shelled crustaceans. The fins are poorly developed. They reach a length of up to 90 cm. When they feel threatened,[…]
It resembles a clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris), which is probably one of the best known fish bred in the aquariums. It has a white belt that runs across the body just behind the eye. It lives at the depths of 1 to 12 m.
This freshwater fish in natural conditions usually has less coloration, but most are light orange and orange-red. Males have a distict hump on the forehead, which indicates the age and position of the individual. They reach size of 25 cm. Couples carefully guard their eggs and later offspring. While the female always remains near them,[…]