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The Schooling Bannerfish SL43105

These delightful fish, with their distinctive trailing dorsal fin, can be found in the Indo-Pacific region, spanning Africa to Polynesia and Hawaii. They typically live on external reef slopes and channels and form large groups. Feeding primarily on zooplankton, juvenile Bannerfish may act as cleaner fish, removing parasites like the cleaner wrasse. The breeding process involves forming pairs and laying eggs. I have fond memories of my first Great Reef Visit in 1974 when I left the cold, darker reefs of Jervis Bay and was surrounded by a large school of these delightful fish.
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These delightful fish, with their distinctive trailing dorsal fin, can be found in the Indo-Pacific region, spanning Africa to Polynesia and Hawaii. They typically live on external reef slopes and channels and form large groups. Feeding primarily on zooplankton, juvenile Bannerfish may act as cleaner fish, removing parasites like the cleaner wrasse. The breeding process involves forming pairs and laying eggs. I have fond memories of my first Great Reef Visit in 1974 when I left the cold, darker reefs of Jervis Bay and was surrounded by a large school of these delightful fish.