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#1 metfoo

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 09:12 AM

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i saw these while snorkeling. I cant find it in my book. waiting for the reef set to arrive. saw about 6 of these swimming together. they were about 2 to 2 1/2 feet long. all small fish vanished when they swam in. they were very very quick.

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 09:42 AM

Bar Jacks

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 02:26 PM

Look more like yellow jack to me...
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Posted 25 August 2004 - 03:27 PM

I see a blue stripe on the top .. so i'd say Bar Jack ... but hard to tell from all these pics. Where were you when you took it ? Maybe that will help decide which was more likely. (but i say Bar Jack)

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#5 metfoo

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 06:05 AM

they were from cozumel. they were blue in color, as the picture shows. all the jack pictures i have looked at show the fish as a silver color. Plus the top stripe or bar is yellow

#6 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 06:09 AM

They look like yellow jacks to me.

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#7 marksteele

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 10:35 PM

Yellow jacks, though the blue coloration does make it a bit confusing. Yellow jacks also do tend to terrorize the small reef fish when they show up hungry.

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PS -- that photo of yellow jacks from FishBase is awful -- it really isn't representative of what they normally look like.