Also known as Pinnate Batfish, Red Faced Batfish, Shaded Batfish or Dusky Batfish. The Pinnate Spadefish loses it’s dark colour and develops new markings as it grows into an adult and resembles nothing of it’s juvenile appearance, growing into a more rounded shape. They can be found at depths from two metres to 30 metres and can grow to around 35 to 40 centimetres in size. Their main diet is algae, zooplankton and Jellyfish.
The Pinnate Spadefish are beautiful to dive with and photograph as they are extremely relaxed underwater and also very inquisitive. If you remain still, they come right up to you to check you out, which makes it nice and easy to grab that perfect shot!
Also seen this week were Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Hairy Shrimp, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Mimic Octopus, Stargazers and the highlight of the week – mating Blue Ringed Octopus!
This week in Lembeh saw VIP guest, Tarja return to our shores along with another of our return guests, Ayako from Japan. Sam, from the UK came to take some awesome video whilst diving Closed Circuit Rebreather.
It was yet another great week of diving here in Lembeh, little bit of rain, lots of sunshine, come see for yourself!