Scrawled Filefish

by | May 22, 2016 | Fish, Reef, Science | 0 comments

Good afternoon, I just got out of some really rough seas making the entry and exit a bit sketchy, I’m sure my mother would not approve! While searching the reef for the lionfish I came across these two beautiful Scrawled Filefish and what I believe is a male and a female.
Usually these fish quietly swim away if I get too close, but today they were either so into each other or so intent on something to eat that they paid very little attention to me and just did their thing. Not sure you can see the insane patterns these fish have because of the small photos but trust me it’s amazing! These fish have the ability to change colors in the blink of an eye and have a long spine on top of their heads that can be raised or lowered depending on how they are feeling. MORE


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