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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!

Rainbow Parrotfish
Rainbow Parrotfish

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

 

Clown Trigger Fish
Clown Trigger Fish

When they want to protect their territory or scare away a predator, they trigger their first long dorsal spine, making it appear larger with an extended fin. 

 

Snakeskin Discus
Snakeskin Discus

This fish can be found in the Amazon River and is rather carnivorous when it comes to its diet. Despite its hankering for meaty meals, the Snakeskin Discus is a popular aquarium fish

 

Spotted Pufferfish
Spotted Pufferfish

It's generally believed that pufferfish have the second-most poisonous vertebrates in the world, following the golden poison frog. They also have large teeth hidden inside their mouths

 

Banggai Cardinalfish
Banggai Cardinalfish

The Banggai Cardinalfish can only be found in the Banggai Islands of Indonesia, but because of its popularity in the aquarium trade, it's currently an endangered species

Regal Angelfish
Regal Angelfish

If they are left in an environment with many other species of fish and few other angelfish, they will fail to acclimate and slowly die of starvation due to its shyness to start feeding.

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Clownfish
Clownfish

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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Moorish Idol
Moorish Idol

This fish got its name from the Moors of Africa, who believed that the fish could bring them happiness. While many people wish to have this beautiful fish in their aquariums, they're known to be finicky and hard to adjust to captivity

 

Mandarinfish
Mandarinfish

This beautiful little guy lives in the Pacific, specifically amongst reefs, and is hard to spot in the wild because of how small it is. 

 

Lionfish
Lionfish

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

Blueface Angelfish
Blueface Angelfish

Blueface Angelfish often live in pairs and feed on sponges and algae

Blue Tang
Blue Tang

This fish is rather flat like a pancake, and the males aggressively court the females

Flame Angelfish
Flame Angelfish

Commonly found in the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Flame Angelfish has been known to live for more than seven years

 

Pseudanthias Taeniatus
Pseudanthias Taeniatus

This fish can be found in the Red Sea at depths ranging between 32 and 164 feet.

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