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Juvenile Striped Eel Catfish Moving as One for Protection While Feeding

In this clip taken in Jemeluk Bay, Bali, by the Abyss Diving Center, we see a school of juvenile striped eel catfish demonstrating a fascinating defensive behaviour. As striped eel catfish at the bottom forage and eat, the ones up top keep a lookout for predators and other dangers. The Diving Center explains: “These little guys tend to form a school as juveniles, up to a hundred individuals, to protect themselves from predators, and go about their lives on their own when they reach their sexual maturity. Fun fact, if…

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