A few days ago we posted a picture of an orien…

A few days ago we posted a picture of an oriental sweetlips – Plectorhinchus vittatus, from the Indian Ocean. This here is the same species but in transition phase of becoming an adult from a juvenile. During this stage of their life, these fish display incredible striking patterns and fire like colours. While it’s rare and a treat to catch a sweetlips like this in transition phase, it’s also amusing for divers as their movement is also in transiting from the wobbly dance of their youth to the confident stable buoyancy and manoeuvrability of their adulthood. #growingup #sweetlips #indianocean #scuba #underwater #coralreef #reeffish #grunt #maldives #underwater #underwaterphotography #padi #paditv #marinebiology #marinelife (at Indian Ocean)