This collection of Butterflyfish make up the second installation of my fish coloring book. My plan for this coloring book is to represent either fish that my niece would be most likely to see when snorkeling or fish that would be fun to color. While I’m not sure we’ll be so lucky as to get to see butterfly fish while snorkeling (fingers crossed), I think Butterfly fish are really beautiful and definitely meet the second criteria!
Butterflyfish typically have very round bodies with fins shaped so that they look like an almost perfect oval.
They have tiny mouths that are perfect for biting their favorite food – tiny marine worms that live in the sand around reefs.
Their eyes can be difficult to see because they have a dark bar of color running from top to bottom right over their eye. By hiding their eyes, other predators who might want to eat them get confused about which direction they are facing, giving the butterflyfish time to escape!