Fish may not be cuddly, but they sure are pretty to look at as they swish their little fins around in the water. Check out 14 of the most colorful fish in sea!
Named for their bird-like beaks which help them eat small invertebrates found in coral, the Rainbow Parrotfish will nibble on the coral and then spit out the remains when it's finished. Though their eating habits leave a bit of a mess on the floor, they help distribute coral sands, which prevents algae from choking the coral. Their teeth grow continuously, replacing material worn away from eating.
Clownfish are able to switch between the male and female sexes at some point in their lives. Multiple males will live with one female, though polygamy does not occur. If the largest female dies, then the breeding male will do a sex reversal and become the breeding female. The largest juvenile clownfish will then move up in the social hierarchy and become the new breeding male after a period of rapid growth.
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It's not hard to figure out how this guy got its name. The beautiful fish happens to be very poisonous and lives in the waters of the Indo-Pacific. If you were to get stung by one, it probably wouldn't kill you, though it would be a very painful experience.
This fish can be found in the Red Sea at depths ranging between 32 and 164 feet.
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