Rock Beauty
Holacanthus tricolor

f11 @ 1/60s, ASA 64, Ektachrome film, Nikon F2 w 105 micro, oceanic housing, Oceanic flash


"Rock Beauty," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The rock beauty is a species of marine angelfish of the family Pomacanthidae.The adult rock beauty is mostly yellow, turning blue toward the tail. The tail itself is yellow. The pectoral fins and ventral fins are yellow, and the lips and the edges of their dorsal fins and anal fins are dark blue. The adult measures up to 10 inches (25 cm).The rock beauty feeds primarily on sponges. It may also eat tunicates, jellyfish, and corals, as well as plankton and algae. In home aquaria, keepers have had limited success with diets of meat- and algae-based fish foods. The fish requires sponges to survive.The fish inhabits reefs from the tropical western Atlantic Ocean to the northern Gulf of Mexico. It can be found at depths between 3 and 92 meters.
Salt River Canyon, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
 
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