Animal Update: New Additions to Atlantic Coral Reef

Nine creole fish have been added to our Atlantic Coral Reef exhibit! 

Published January 21, 2016

Creole Fish

The Atlantic creole fish has an elongated body with a very short head and a forked tail. This fish can be any color from gray to a very bright red. It inhabits coral reefs and hard bottoms, preferring the shallow water but is found as deep as 165 feet.

Creole fish feed in large groups, often very close to the surface of the water.

Creole Fish

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