The queen angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris) is a species of marine
angelfish found in the western Atlantic Ocean. It is a warm-water
species that lives near the ocean floor in coral reefs. It is blue and
yellow and has a distinctive spot or "crown" on its forehead. This crown
distinguishes it from the similar, closely related, Bermuda blue
angelfish, with which it overlaps in range and can interbreed. Adult
queen angelfish primarily eat sponges. They form harems of one male and
up to four females. They live within a territory where the females
forage separately and are tended to by the male. Breeding occurs near a
full moon. The transparent eggs are pelagic and float in the water,
hatching after 15 to 20 hours. Juveniles have different coloration than
adults and act as cleaner fish. The queen angelfish is popular in the
aquarium trade. In 2010, the fish was assessed as a least-concern
species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
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Also more fully as brubru shrike: a bird in the bushshrike family found
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What brings understanding is love. When your heart is full, then
you will listen to the teacher, to the beggar, to the laughter of
children, to the rainbow, and to the sorrow of man. Under every stone
and leaf, that which is eternal exists. But we do not know how to look
for it. Our minds and hearts are filled with other things than
understanding of "what is". Love and mercy, kindliness and generosity do
not cause enmity. When you love, you are very near truth. For, love
makes for sensitivity, for vulnerability. That which is sensitive is
capable of renewal. Then truth will come into being. It cannot come if
your mind and heart are burdened, heavy with ignorance and animosity.
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