Young are found in the same places as adults Ref. Adults feed mainly on annelids and small crustaceans; also attracted to injured or dead oysters Ref. Ray , A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.
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Notoriously aggressive butterfly fish have been found to calm down after mass coral bleaching, according to a new study. Coral reefs are collections of living corals which support thriving underwater ecosystems of diverse sea creatures. They are not plants but they are found in shallow waters because they live off tiny algae, which depend on the sunlight for photosynthesis. Reefs are vital for harmonising life under the sea, they provide stability to the sea bed, act as a water filter, and are a safe place for fish to store their unhatched eggs. These vibrant coral communities can be up to 10, years old, however, they are under threat from changing conditions in the sea, which will have devastating consequences on the dependent marine life and even the survival of our planet. The disruption to the ecosystems and the loss of food for some species is undoubtedly a significant problem.