Striped Eel Catfish II
In March of 2012, I posted a school of juveniles on this blog that was spot on to the description in Wikipedia - 'P. lineatus juveniles form dense ball-shaped schools of about 100 fish, while adults are solitary or occur in smaller groups of around 20 and are known to hide under ledges during the day.' - later I dove a small craft wreck in Padang Bai Harbor and the entire hull was full of Striped Eel Catfish. This was probably the third or fourth time I've dove that wreck but the first time the catfish were there. These were bigger about 4 to 6 inches in length and the school was huge several meters in every direction filling the hull of the wreck. Maybe these are teenagers..?
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|Striped Eel Catfish are the only catfish on coral reefs.|
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