Flamefish
Apogon maculatus

f22 @ 1/60s, ASA 25, Kodachrome 25 slide film, Nikonos II w 35mm and 1:2 extension tube, Oceanic flash and aluminum flash reflector


"Apogon maculatus," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Apogon maculatus is a cardinalfish from the western Atlantic. The Apogon Maculatus is nocturnal fish, and it usually hides in shadowy areas. This fish can be viewed with a red light in a dark room if needed to. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade because of its uniqueness. In captivity the fish's color tends to fade unless fed color enhancing vitamins. It grows to a size of 11 centimetres (4.3 in) in length.
Salt River Canyon, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
 
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