Bright fishes

This week’s Friendly Friday challenge theme is ‘Something Fishy.’ See more responses here.

This seemed like a good opportunity to post a gallery of some of the fish I see when I snorkel around here. Most are brightly colored or have distinctive markings.

Also posted in response to Becky’s April Squares challenge theme of ‘Bright.’ See more responses here.

18 thoughts on “Bright fishes

  1. Forestwood

    An excellent gallery, Graham. I feel like I am looking at a specialist aquarium’s catalogue. I love that the seas are so plentiful with colourful tropical fish. And that you are able to capture them in their natural environment. Well photographed!

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    1. Graham Post author

      Thanks Amanda. I’m happy to report that the aquarium fish trade has been shut down on the island for several months now. Hopefully, it will never restart.

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        1. Graham Post author

          Some fish, such as yellow tang, which are a staple of the aquarium trade, don’t breed in captivity. They’re a popular and colorful aquarium fish, but all of them have to be gathered from the wild. Those in the trade say they’re careful about not over harvesting, but their actions don’t support their words.

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    1. Graham Post author

      Yes, there are a lot of brightly colored fish, which one would think would make them easy prey. A few are poisonous, so the color is a warning.

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