High-res Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria conuta) by Samantha Craven
These are silly fish. They swim by rapidly flapping their pectoral fins, so it looks like they are hovering. They go about their business looking for food (benthic algae, various microorganisms, foraminiferans) until they spot you and then they act like they’ve just spotted their ex. They awkwardly change direction, first one way, then the other, and then swim the hell away. 
Giggle. 

Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria conuta) by Samantha Craven

These are silly fish. They swim by rapidly flapping their pectoral fins, so it looks like they are hovering. They go about their business looking for food (benthic algae, various microorganisms, foraminiferans) until they spot you and then they act like they’ve just spotted their ex. They awkwardly change direction, first one way, then the other, and then swim the hell away. 

Giggle. 


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    Aughhhh these fish are so darn cute! The one I was working with at the aquarium always stuck his little horns out of the...
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    This is an awesome fish.
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    This was my absolute favourite fish at the Vancouver Aquarium as a kid… I’d go there all the time and I’d always spend a...
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    I love these guys!
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