Rock Beauty (Holacanthus tricolor)
Angelfish are among the most graceful swimmers on the reef, with a body shape most people associate with the word “fish”. A brilliant yellow forebody precedes a black mid-body, ending with a yellow tail. Lips are usually purple to blue. It repeatedly patrols a small territory on the reef and like all Angelfish, has a penchant for eating sponges. Common throughout the Caribbean living in harems comprised of a few small females and one large male. They can be discovered as shallow as 10 feet. See the e-book.