Thursday, 12 April 2012

Common Scalyfin - Juvenile

The Common Scalyfin is as the name suggests, very common around Perth and they are dull brown coloured and relatively uninteresting. They are very territorial and will defend their 'patch' by swimming at divers, making popping noises and nipping at wetsuits. The young of the species are quite brightly coloured and timid and this one is hiding behind a small Sea Squirt. They gradually lose their colour as the get older ending up as dark brown.

1 comment:

  1. I loooove the colours in this shot, magical underwater image. Such a shame they have to lose these amazing colours as they get older, even in the fish world it seems there's not much fun in getting older haha!