These sea stars, commonly called starfish, are really bizarre creatures.
While diving or snorkeling in Hawaii you will more then likely see manini the Convict Tang! Sometimes you can see this fish all by itself feeding on algae that grows on the lava rocks or you may be surrounded by a school of over 200 Convict Tangs. This fish is the most common surgeonfish in Hawaii and a “tang” is a type of surgeonfish because it has a sharp spike at the base of the tail that will give a diver or predator a deep cut if they get to close.
When diving in Hawaiian waters one may come across a pair of 10 inch long fish that just will bring a smile to your face! When I see the Bandit Angelfish I laugh as they look like they should be in a Bugs Bunny cartoon! They just do not look real at first and are one of the most special Hawaiian fish to observe while diving.