Mangroves are the supermarkets of the sea. The fertile mud is the original source of most of the mangrove’s food. The fertility of the mud comes from the falling mangrove leaves.
Some animals live in the mangrove canopy and never step on the water or mud. This includes small birds, bats and most of the insects and spiders.
For all the other mangroves animals they will be adapted for high tide feeding or low tide feeding. At high tide the fish move in and many of the small animals will be hiding from the fish. At low tide nearly all the fish move out and many animals come out of the mud to feed, but they need to watch out for birds.