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Red Bass

Lutjanus bohar



found singly, is one of the oldest fish on the reef (55+ years) and feeds mainly on fishes. What is interesting about this fish is that as a juvenile it mimics a damselfish, swimming with them, and sneaks up on other smaller fish that think it is just another harmless plankton-feeder.

This fish was acting unusually. Staying close to divers, swimming vertically.
It was either suffering from VER or it has something to do with the remora on its head?