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Wisdom Wednesday | Batfish

Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday 09/01/21

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Did you know that batfish are actually not strong swimmers?  Even with their long anal and dorsal fins, scientists know batfish to be a “sleeper species” because they play a vital role in the upkeep of coral reefs but can only do so under certain conditions.  Most times, you can find these triangle like fish in the tropical waters of Australia, swimming in large social groups!  Weighing at about eleven to fifteen pounds and measuring at about twenty-four inches, these cute little fish keep up an omnivore diet, eating plankton, small invertebrates, and algae.  Right now, batfish are threatened by overfishing and the destruction of their habitat, but you can prevent this by maintaining safe and clean practices at the beach!

https://kidadl.com/animal-facts/teira-batfish-facts

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