The 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.
The creole fish feeds in large groups, often very close to the surface of the water. However, this species tends to hide immediately when alarmed.
The creole fish feeds primarily on zooplankton.
This fish can reach up to 11 inches in length.
The creole fish is found in the Western Atlantic from the southern United States to Brazil, and the Eastern Atlantic near the islands of Principe and São Tomé.
This species is not threatened.
Larger fish and sharks.
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