Shrimpfish Choreography

I was watching our Shrimpfish at Birch Aquarium this evening and couldn’t resist posting a short video of them.  I never tire of looking at the way they synchronize with apparent military precision.  Shrimpfish actually choose to swim in a vertical position with head pointing down. They look rather like a stand of waving seagrass and it is probably a good way to escape the attention of predators. They are also known to hide from potential enemies, upright amongst the spines of sea urchins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqAl0oDkKJc

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7 Responses to Shrimpfish Choreography

  1. Mike Powell says:

    Wow. It took me a few seconds to realize there were fish–I thought they were plants (I probably should have read the text first). Cool video.

  2. Carmen Mandel says:

    The wondrous diversity of Life. The music is perfect for this captivating dance.

  3. 1left says:

    They are very pleasant to watch and I agree with Carmen nice choice of music.

  4. Yes, they are amazing fish! and I am so glad you liked the music –

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