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    Meh yellow tail damsel I caught this week. the prettiest fish in the sea!

    Look at the colors of this sucker!

    And the pictures DON"T do it justice. In normal light without the flash, his spots glow incandecent, yet he is so dark blue he looks jet black. So it's like neon blue lights on a black surface. Most amazing fish I have ever seen. TOTALLY awesome.

    he's about 2 months old or younger. Half a centimeter big. Guy is ferocious though> he eats full sized mysis shrimp! I couldn't beleive it. My clown fish who is 8 times his size won't tackle a whole mysis shrimp.





    If you click on the pics they will get bigger.
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    Hey ! those are the guys I saw in Jamaica !!
    sweeet find !, i'll take it thanks!

    too bad they dont stay that pretty when they are older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    Hey ! those are the guys I saw in Jamaica !!
    sweeet find !, i'll take it thanks!

    too bad they dont stay that pretty when they are older.
    Well they do retain the spots. But overall the skin become a lighter shade of blue, so the spots don't stand out because the skin isn't as dark anymore. And the rest of the body doens't develop the spots. So what they are left with is the spots they had as a juvinile, which covers only the top of thier head and back. With a yellow tail.

    My buddy has a house along the beach and his water front is AMAZING. jet black triggers and everything. I can honestly say, after living on this island for more than 2 years. I have never seen anything like what he has at his back yard. All huge elkhorn corals (most at 5 feet across or more) all old as hell and all fallen down on each other. Making a natural habitat for tons of sea creatures. All 50 feet from the water.

    There are alot of these yellow tail damsels out there. I saw a huge (mus have been 2 feet big easy) emperor angel. Man, it was amazing. Swam with a school of squid. overall, just an average day here I guess LOL.
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    That fish looks awesome!!

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    Thanks IJO. He's my favourite fish. When I first got to the island and started to snorkel. I saw this type of fish my first time out and i was amazed. Never thought I would own one.
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    Spare Room?

    Thats it Gunnar. We've never met. But I'm coming to spend a couple of weeks with you. Hope you don't mind. Bringing the wife and kids too. Oh, the mother in-law insists on coming. Then there's Uncle Bernie.
    Hope you don't mind.
    You keep showing stuff like that, we're all coming down.
    Dewey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    Thats it Gunnar. We've never met. But I'm coming to spend a couple of weeks with you. Hope you don't mind. Bringing the wife and kids too. Oh, the mother in-law insists on coming. Then there's Uncle Bernie.
    Hope you don't mind.
    You keep showing stuff like that, we're all coming down.
    Dewey
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    if you saw what i see when i snorkel you would not be joking. can't explain it and do it justice.
    There are just some amazing spots to snorkel around here. I haven't even started diving yet!
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    get a underwater video camera and then post it on youtube
    send us the links.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    get a underwater video camera and then post it on youtube
    send us the links.
    I have one but it's not the same. cause you would have to constantly zoom and unzoom.

    as well, the blue haze effect. I dont' know how you could get the blue haze from the video removed. (anyone that has taken underwater photo's knows that everything looks blue)
    So you use picaso for the underwater pictures to remove blue. But what about film?
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    Start diving NOW! I was in Bermuda for 2 years and didn't start diving until year 2. This was my only regret - well that and not taking the opportunity to dive one-on-one with their captive dolphins. If you head down to one of the dive shops and offer to help out loading/unloading the boat and get to know them you'll probably be able to hitchike whenever they aren't jammed with tourists and probably get a good deal. If memory is treating me correctly it was around $600 or $800 for a full year of diving - unlimited trips and included all gear and air - 2 dives per trip. I ended up diving a few sites a few too many times but you can't even gear up for that price...

    As for the blue in your pics - you need a good strobe flash. Have a look at the classifieds on the island you'll find someone who's leaving and wants to get rid of their camera, strobe, case for a decent price. I did when I left - sold in 1 day. You'd need a really expensive spotlight for vid.

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