I am a predator species that lives on coral reefs.

I am a coral trout.

I am a hungry predator – I like to eat a wide variety of reef fish. I feed during the day but most often at dusk and dawn. 

I have two different ways of feeding – ambush and prowling.  I ambush fish that live among the coral on the reef bottom. I do this by hiding and staying very still and alert, ready to attack passing prey.

I use the prowling method to hunt schools of fish higher up in the water. I swim (prowl) slowly towards my prey and then attack at great speed.