As you can see, it's not always that easy to only feed the boxfishes. Others come by, knowing they may be able to snag a morsel or two. The biggest culprit? The porkfish (yellow and black fish) are notorious tentacle thieves, and most divers feel accomplished if they can keep them from getting any (don't worry, they have ample opportunity to eat during other feedings).
|Our local followers might recognize this boxfish—a honeycomb cowfish, Acanthostracion polygonia. This fish appeared on some of our splashy advertising this summer announcing the reopening of the Giant Ocean Tank.|
|Smooth trunkfish, Lactophrys triqueter|
|Scrawled cowfish, Acanthostracion quadricornis|
And stay tuned for more about the other feedings inside the Giant Ocean Tank.