5 Interesting Facts About Pineapplefish

Here is a pineapplefish looking for some food

Today I want to write about a fish that has a very strange name, the pineapplefish.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. These beautiful little fish grow to about 25 cm long.
  2. They get their name from their prickly, bright yellow scales that have black edges, making them look like pineapples.
  3. They have very unusual feeding habits.  They feed at night and have a small green patch on their lower jaw that is covered in small bacteria that glow in the dark.  This glow attracts small shrimp, which the pineapplefish then eats.  This patch turns from green to red as they get older.
  4. They live in small schools and are very poor swimmers.
  5. Pineapplefish are found in shallow reefs and underwater caves around western, northern and eastern Australia.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about pineapplefish?

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