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Fish ID Solved Cromis Chromis

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Offline alcor

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« on: August 16, 2011, 20:21 PM »
Hello
Last week I went snorkeling with my 10 year old grandson, fortunately his dad had bought him an underwater camera. We snorkeled on the sheltered side of the breakwaters here in Almerimar.
I was pleasantly surprised by the amount and variety of fish that we found. Among them were these tiny blue fish, the largest could only have been just over an inch long.
I had no idea that this part of the Med. had fish like this, and only about 30 or 40 yards offshore, they look more like fish you would find on a coral reef. I have since been back there and found two groups of about 50-60 fish in each.
Now, I have scoured the internet and I have trawled through the list kindly donated by Jesus, but I can't find anything that remotely resembles them. I appreciate they are not the best photographs, but something that colour would be unmistakable I would have thought.
I wouldn't expect anyone to know what they are but perhaps a nudge in the right direction as to what type they are ie. damselfish etc. would help.
Look forward to any replies.

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Eddie
« Last Edit: August 17, 2011, 09:47 AM by alcor »
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 22:42 PM »

Juveniles of Chromis chromis.

Spanish name:  CASTAÑUELA.
English name:   ???

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Offline alcor

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 09:46 AM »
Jesus
Thank you for your ID. That was a lucky guess at Damselfish.
It seems a shame that colourful youngsters like that become quite drab adults. I'll keep an eye on them to see when they change colour,
if they haven't dispersed by then of course.
Going to try a snorkel at Cabo de Gata before end of summer.

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011, 14:59 PM »
Always a pleasure.


Warm wishes from Belton in Rutland. We begin running the Birdwatching Fair just tomorrow.

Andalucia stand gives an andalusian warm-up this night.


Raining a lot in England. I miss the south :)

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