Fish Watch
Oriental Sweetlips (Plectorhynchus Orientalis)
Oriental SweetlipsThe body of the oriental sweetlips is oblong, tall and compressed. Its mouth is small and lips thick. The flanks are distinguished by six or seven black striations lengthwise; the two central striations extend all the way to the caudal fin. Its snout is yellow as are the fins that are spotted black. The oriental sweetlip tend to form small groups and stays motionless in the shelter of large coral formations. They feed on molluscs and crustaceans and can grow to a length of 50 centimentres.
Long-nosed Butterflyfish (Forcipiger Longirostris)
Long-nosed ButterflyfishExtremely distinctive in shape and easily recognisable by its long beak-like snout and the truncated rear portion of its body. The upper section of the head is black and the lower section lighter in colour with silvery highlights. The body is yellow with a few dark stripes at the base of the pectoral fin. The caudal fin is transparent. The longnose butterflyfish live in small groups of five to six and feed on invertebrates that they catch using their long snouts from nooks and crannies. They grow to a length of 18 centimetres.

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