One fish, two fish, Dr Seuss… Mostly the fish swim singly. There are schools. They swim in bunches. Lion fish and porcupine fish are solitary. Lion fish will sometimes be seen together. But rarely have I seen two porcupine fish together. This might be odd. After all where do little porcupine fish come from? But you just don’t see them together. Maybe they are nocturnal? I can’t ask and they won’t tell.
Yellow spotted burr fish are of the porcupine fish group. Got it? It’s a spiky fish to me. And yes, I played with the wildlife again. Do not mention this to my kids. Trapped against the coral this guy was easy to grab. It puffed up.
What? It’s water. There is no air. Duh! I impressed the heck out of my dive buddies. Remember the rookies I told you about? I let him go. My daughter swears there are only so many puffs a fish has and then they die. Unlikely, but then again who knows?