Inhabits the upper edge of outer reef slopes and inshore rocky reefs (Ref. 7247, 54301). Often hovers in small or large schools over the reefs (Ref. 6110). Juveniles associate with drifting seaweed (Ref. 12114, 12115). Often in aggregations (Ref. 9710). Feeds on zooplankton, benthic algae, and small invertebrates (Ref. 1602).
- Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose 1984 Food habits of teleostean reef fishes in Okinawa Island, southern Japan. University of Tokyo Bulletin, no. 25. v,128p. University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, Japan. 128 p. http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6110