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

Stay tuned for more updates!

Previous Post

Featured Stories

Humpback whale Help Preserve the Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act has supported work that has prevented the extinction of 99 percent of the species it has protected. That work is now under threat.

Read the full story

Atlantic puffin chick born at the National Aquarium Meet Our Trio of Puffin Chicks!

We are excited to welcome three new Atlantic puffin chicks to our Sea Cliffs exhibit!

Read the full story

Related Stories

Meet Our Trio of Puffin Chicks!

Published August 09, 2018

Sawfish Need Love, Too!

Published August 03, 2018