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Posted Oct 14th, 2011 by Chris
Whilst scuba diving along the western wall of Mango Bay with a group of certified divers a couple of days back, we made a strange discovery. We found a school of what looked like tadpoles in the sand. [Obviously these were not tadpoles though, as tadpoles are only found in fresh water]. We spent a good 5 minutes following them around as they stayed in a ball formation. Was very cool, and one of the most unusual things I’ve seen diving in Koh Tao 😉
Back on the boat after surfacing from the dive, none of the divers had any idea what they were – and neither did I!
Luckily one of the divers – Rainer, had an underwater camera with him and managed to snap a couple of good photos of the fish.
I’ve just spent about 30 minutes ‘googling’ various things and I’m 99% sure they are extremely juvenile striped eel catfish. Apparently, before they get their stripes they appear to be all black and very similar looking to tadpoles. Unless anyone has any better ideas? [please feel free to comment below].
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