CRITTER: Puhi uha the conger eel hunts with the manta ray

Terry Lilley / special to the garden island

A moray eel zooms over and grabs a yellow tang that was sleeping on the reef, swallowing it whole.

In our ocean it is common for one fish species to hunt with a different species if the outcome is food for the both of them. Roi often hunts with moray eels and papio often hunts with weke, the goatfish. Even large sharks hunt with large barracuda from time to time.