This is a peppermint fish. They taste and smell like a Christmas candy cane. Sharks like to eat them after a large meal. It helps abate their terrible fish breath. Red and green fish with fat chapped lips.
Eyespots are amazing. they are a pattern on an animal, insect or fish that evolved to confuse predators. They came about to draw a predators attention away from the most vulnerable part of a prey animals body and direct it to a less important part. This imaginary butterfly fish has an eyespot where the real butterfly fish has an eye. He swims around backwards in warm tropical waters stalking and eating butterfly fish.
Tropical fish float carelessly through warm clear waters dreaming of gentle things. They have Brian Eno’s Another Green World playing in their heads 24×7 and it makes them very relaxed. This is a red tropical fish from the side. His name is Jack. When he isn’t snoozing he is playing xbox-one with his shark friends online. Bright red and cyan have an amazing effect on your optic nerve. It vibrates. I first noticed this effect when looking and reading about Psychedelic Posters from San Francisco in the 70s.
When a fish kicks off they float motionless upside down. This fish was called Rocco. He passed away today from aquatic pneumonia. He left behind a wife and 37 children. His fins stretched throughout fish society. He met his maker at 12:29 PM on March 16th.
This is a Doug Stanhope fish. He has to light up a cigarette every 30 minutes or he goes into nicotine withdrawal. His fins start to shake and they get stressed and lightheaded. Sometimes they find it hard to cope because the airport is a no smoking environment so when they get to their destination they smoke an entire pack to make up for it. It is hard to believe that fish don’t care that smoking is killing them, making their teeth yellow, giving them wrinkles and making them smell funny. They are having constant persistent lung infections that they don’t yet know is probably fatal stage 4 small cell lung cancer. They have a gnarly cough and they are constantly out of breath.
I love to look in old encyclopedias at dinosaur fish and other aquatic critters from a long time ago. Anything with many rows of sharp teeth and reptilian slit eyes spark my interest. It is amazing how the many generations of ocean life end up fossilized and in stratified layers in the earth. And those layers when looked at – give scientists an organized glimpse into the past at the different species of ocean life that has lived and gone extinct. The further down they dig – the greater the distance they travel back in time.
Funny green squarish fish with fat red lips. Frank the fish floats around the soft warm waters of the Caribbean in winter time and dozes off to dream about flying in bright blue skies. He hears angelic music and feels peaceful and happy when he is asleep. He wakes up to drink like a fish and then he goes back to sleep to dream.
Oarfish are supposed to be harbingers of doom. In folklore they are associated with massive imminent underwater quakes and tsunamis. If you see one of these sea serpents washed up on the shore – run for the hills. (Not really)
Some fish aren’t water proof. If they get in the water they break out in hives and start sneezing and leaking. They are forced to spend the majority of their short lifespan floating around the ocean on a float.
I love eye stalks. People should have them. This is an imaginary friendly blue fish with black stripes. He is happy and carefree. His stress level is minimal. He spends most of his time blowing bubbles, preening his scales, listening to top 40 music and spraying his rounded red fins with fast actin’ Tinactin. They turn red when he gets anglers fin.