Size – 20-30cm average with the largest able to reach up to 60cm (24 in)
They have laterally compressed bodies with various colorful designs. The name means “Cover Thorn or Thorn Cover” likely due to their strong preopercle spines.
In their natural habitat, they can be found in tropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Western Pacific in shallow coral reefs.
Mainly Algae found in coral reefs.
They are very hardy fish, able to adapt to different pH levels and temperature changes.
These colorful fish are known for their boldness, fearlessness, and overall having a very friendly personality and will approach divers.