This is a Sunset Butterfly Fish with the scientific name Chaetodon pelewensis. Butterfly Fish live on coral reefs. They often swim in male-female pairs. The brilliantly colored butterfly fish comes in an array of colors. Their bodies are thin so that they can navigate easily through coral and seaweed. There are over 140 different species of butterfly fish that reside mainly in tropical ocean waters.
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