Meet ‘alo’ilo’i our Hawaiian dascyllus fish

  • Terry Lilley / Special to The Garden Island

    A school of ‘alo‘ilo‘i, or Hawaiian dascyllus, swim near a reef.

A healthy Hawaiian coral reef has lots of these very cute fish that do a dance in the sea water right above the live branching corals. When you get to close to them as a diver, they dart into the coral and hide. If you remain calm and still within a few minutes they will all come back out and continue their dance!