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any of numerous small, usually brightly colored fishes, indigenous to the tropics, and often kept and bred in home aquariums.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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On too many mornings, one of the nine
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Watch for corals,
, living sponges and crustaceans are commonly sighted.
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The corals teem with colorful
, such as surgeonfish, sergeant majors and the coral-munching parrotfish.
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