Squirrelfish are brightly colored, medium-sized fish that are active mostly at night. Squirrel fish live in in Belize along the barrier reef and coral formations. Their most distinguishing characteristics are their large eyes and their ability to make clicking and grunting sounds by vibrating their swim bladders to ward off intruders.
The Squirrelfish are a family of freshwater fish that are found in most of the world. They are members of the order Cypriniformes and are found in temperate and subtropical waters. Their body shape is similar to a small fish, but they have a long tail and a short head. They can grow up to 3.5 inches (8 cm) long and weigh between 2 and 5 pounds (1.2–3 kg). They have a dark brown body with white dorsal fins, black anal fins, and yellow or green spots on their sides. The males have more orange spots than the females. The Squirrelfish have two main food sources: fish eggs and other crustaceans. Fish eggs are found in shallow water where they can spawn, while crustaceans like to live in deeper waters where they can eat larger fish or other crustaceans. The Squirrelfish also eat small invertebrates such as mollusks, snails, and insects. Squirrelfish are classified as an invasive species because they have become established in many areas around the world because of their ability to eat large numbers of smaller fish. They can be found throughout the world, but they most commonly