Animal Update: Pygmy Angelfish, Fantail Darter and Kole Tang

A pygmy angelfish, fantail darter and kole tang were added to the Moving exhibit!

Published September 30, 2016

Fantail darters are native to much of eastern North America and can be found in streams near large slabs of limestone or shale. They are resilient fish that easily adapt to fluctuations in their environment, such as changing oxygen levels and temperatures.

Pygmy angelfish are found in the western Atlantic Ocean. They spend most of their time hiding from predators in reef environments. As omnivores, these fish often eat brine shrimp and algae.pygmy-angelfish

Kole tangs, native to the central Pacific Ocean, live in depths of about 40 feet but can be found in lagoons of varying depths in water highly saturated with oxygen. Though considered to be herbivores, they have been known to feed on more than just algae. They constantly graze along rocks and sand looking for food.

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