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?