Photographed a couple of Malabar Cod (Epinephelus malabaricus), also referred to as Malabar Grouper, during a recent dive at Agincourt Reef with Quicksilver’s Silversonic .
These cod are really friendly, and popular with the visitors. Normally once the divers get down and play with the fish, the visibility decreases as the sand is stirred up. On this occasion the rest of the diving group were a bit slow getting organized, so I went down ahead of the group, and spent some time photographing the smaller cod.
I am always careful were I put my hands with these fish, with scars on one hand from having to professionally feed a couple of cod at the Cod Hole off Lizard Island a few years ago. They have rows and rows of small sharp teeth, and get a little aggressive if they are regularly feed.
The smaller cod was a lot more passive and even allowed me to get some good video of him.
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