The Exquisite Butterflyfish is one of my favorite fish. I have seen them many times in the Red Sea.
Usually two fish swim together.
This fish is also called blacktail butterflyfish (in latin Chaetodon austriacus). It is native to the western Indian Ocean but has reached the Mediterranean Sea as a migrant through the Suez Canal.
Here is one of the lovely closeup photos I managed to capture in Sahl Hasheesh, in the Red Sea.
Canthigaster margaritata. The Red Sea Toby.
A small and cute fish, which is hard to find and capture with the
The size: 12 cm / 4,7 inches.
The color: Dark brown to olive, except for a white belly, covered in blue spots, blue line markings between the eyes and on the back.
Most common in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, but also in the Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific tot Japan.