Sunday, 9 May 2010

Top 10 most Beautiful and Colorful Fish

Beauty, so they say, is in the eye of the beholder.  However, it is unlikely that you will find any of the entries on this list ugly.  Rather their wonderful colours are something for the eye to feast on (possibly as a prelude to feasting on the fish itself).

A form of life that makes it on to the list - but which is not a fish - is the wonderful Mantis Shrimp, seen here on the left.  If I was given the choice at a restaurant of having it cooked or taking it in a bucket down to the beach and letting it go, I am afraid I would go for the latter.

Mantis shrimp appear in a variety of colours, from shades of browns to bright neon colours (as above). Although they are common animals and among the most important predators in many shallow, tropical and sub-tropical marine habitats  they are poorly understood as many species spend most of their life tucked away in burrows and holes

I mean, how could you eat that? No, don't answer me.

Top 10 most Beautiful and Colorful Fish

Image Credit Flickr User Ursonate

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