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THE CORAL COD SL278248

The Coral Cod live in caves or under ledges and, during the late afternoon and early morning, are particularly active feeding as a lurking ambush predator. Over 80% of its diet consists of small fish that are approached quietly and then, in a sudden rush, devoured in a single gulp. They often live in groups, led by a male who protects their territory and mates with up to 12 females. Interestingly, the Coral Cod can change from female to male.
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The Coral Cod live in caves or under ledges and, during the late afternoon and early morning, are particularly active feeding as a lurking ambush predator. Over 80% of its diet consists of small fish that are approached quietly and then, in a sudden rush, devoured in a single gulp. They often live in groups, led by a male who protects their territory and mates with up to 12 females. Interestingly, the Coral Cod can change from female to male.