A very interesting colourful fish showing changes throughout its life both in gender and colours.
Mainly found in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Regions, found mostly around rocky shores with plenty of algae or eel-grass areas for feeding on its favourite prey!
Usually feeding on mollusks and crustaceans. The juveniles of the species are often found cleaning other fish at cleaning stations around natural or man made reefs or wrecks.
Usually solitary or in small groups this uniquely beautiful fish is protogynous, that is it begins its life as a female and becomes male at a later time during its life while with the sex change also comes a change in coloration! They spawn in spring and the eggs and thereafter larvae are pelagic.
Sea Caves, Cavo Greko (Ayia Napa & Protaras)
Cyclop’s Cave, Cavo Greko (Ayia Napa & Protaras)