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any of numerous small, usually brightly colored fishes, indigenous to the tropics, and often kept and bred in home aquariums.
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Invasive species are appearing, including
and pythons, which have spectacular fights with the alligators.
Behind the bar is a large tank of colorful
Through the clear blue-green shallows he could see neon flashes of color as
glided along the reef.
There were tons of colorful
that were great to snorkel with.
On too many mornings, one of the nine
in his aquarium would greet him belly-up.
He works out chess problems and collects
Anywhere that is sunny and has warm, tropical seas also has coral reefs and plenty of colorful
Watch for corals,
, living sponges and crustaceans are commonly sighted.
Dolphin cove also has an aquarium where you can view stingrays, eels, sharks and
The corals teem with colorful
, such as surgeonfish, sergeant majors and the coral-munching parrotfish.
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