Dec 10, 2007

That's Me

My best guess is that it is a Malawi Blue Dolphin (Cyrtocara moorii). Unless I am wrong (and I am never wrong), then this is the fish that most reflects my own traits. It's got an oversized head, and it feeds by following along behind substrate digging fish and gobbling up the critters that get tossed up into the water column. That's right, let someone else do the hard work. Big head, mild-tempered, and lazy. That's me.

Photo source: Craig Czarneki

3 comments:

Sandris said...

This is not a fish from the Malawi lake. The name of this fish is Cyphotilapia frontosa and it comes from the Tanganyika lake.

Sandris said...

This is not a fish from lake Malawi, it's name is Cyphotilapia frontosa and it comes from lake Tanganyika.

Nonexistant Black Feather said...

Round gobies will do the same sort of thing. They're benthic invaders to the Great lakes and eat the zebra and quagga mussels. I was with some research divers collecting the zebra mussels by vacuuming and scraping them off the lake bed, and the gobies would hover around them and wait for them to finish loosening everything up, then jump in and go to town. crazy!