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hogfanreefer
08/05/2014, 07:04 PM
Couple of fish ID's for you guys that have been diving in the Yucatan before. One has to be a file fish but it's huge...almost two feet long. The other looks like a damsel fish of some kind but I've never seen one like him.

Sorry for the poor picture but the Blue tang was giving him what for and he wouldn't hold still.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f164/huntindoc/Cozumel%202014/Damsel-BlueTang_zpse8b78c45.jpg

The file fish. Sex's are quite a bit different.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f164/huntindoc/Cozumel%202014/Filefish_zps99111642.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f164/huntindoc/Cozumel%202014/filefish3_zpse3bceb26.jpg

billsreef
08/06/2014, 06:42 AM
Picture of the damsel isn't good enough for a 100% ID, but it is most likely a Jewel Damsel, also called a Yellow Tail Damsel. The filefish is a White Spotted Filefish, though they don't always show the white spots.

hogfanreefer
08/08/2014, 03:56 PM
Thanks Bill!