Black and White Heniochus
Scientific Name Heniochus acuminatus
Native To Tropical areas of the Indo-Pacific from east Africa up north to southern Japan and south to Lord Howe Island.
Habitat Deep lagoons, channels, coastal as well as outer reef slopes
Diet zooplankton, comb jellies, algae, coral, and sessile invertebrates
Size and Age 25 cm (9.8 in)
- Appearance: Black and white heniochus have tall and striped bodies. They have yellow caudal fins with trailing white dorsal fin. Their small mouths are ideal for eating tiny prey and plants on the ocean floor.
- Behaviour: The black and white heniochus are versatile fish; they can live solitarily, in pairs, or larger groups. Also, they are rather peaceful and can be quite helpful to other fish. Juvenile and even adult heniochus will eat parasitic flatworms from the scales of other fish.
- Related to: butterflyfish, Family Chaetodontidae