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Friday, September 24, 2010

Fish doctor

A cleaner wrasse attends to an adult grey sweetlips at a cleaning station at Hani Faru in Maldives. During the day this cleaning station is frequented by mantas that come into the small bay to feed. But during dusk once the celebrities depart, its the turn of all the other regular citizens of the area. When a fish approaches a known cleaning station, cleaner wrasses will get to work grooming their 'clients', picking away at dead skin and removing pesky parasites. And unlike human doctors or salons the only payment they ask for is a tasty snack! Check out a previous post of a moray eel being cleaned in Negombo, Sri Lanka


Sandeep said...

Incredible photos as usual!

Really feel like throwing everything away and coming up for another week at the Cargo Wreck.

Hope Shaf and Jehan and everyone are doing fine.

Nishan said...

hey! we are doing fine. come over next year. can dive the Cargo Wreck and some other sites and maybe do a trip to the northwest coast for some great coral reefs.