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any member of a family of fishes, Ostraciidae, also called boxfishes, that have short triangular bodies covered by firmly united hexagonal bony plates. Only the jaw, the bases of the fins, and the tail protrude from this carapace, and the locomotion of these fishes is
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Moving a few meters deeper, stretches of sand pecked by volcanic rock camouflaged hundreds of box fish who peered suspiciously up with green eyes.
Staff at Birmingham's National Sea Life Centre said the situation arose as the babies shared their tank for the first few weeks of their lives with a shoal of greedy box fish.
"We started hand-feeding them to make sure they got enough, and now, even though the box fish have been moved to another tank, the sharks still want their meals hand-delivered.