Pseudanthias hawaiiensis, Apolemichthys arcuatus and several other rare hawaiian endemic reef fish are featured in this fresh video of deep diving on the west side of Oahu. There is something surreal about looking at a lightly coral-encrusted volcanic reef slope and seeing a whole range of common aquarium fish that we usually associate with living on a coral-built, coral reef.
This fun video features bandit angelfish in pairs, many common tangs, Hawaiian cardinalfish and a bicolor anthias. In one scene you can see a single crosshatch triggerfish in the foreground but the silhouettes of innumerably more in the distance. The especially unique scene is the lone male Hawaiian longfin anthias, Pseudanthias hawaiiensis, an endemic species which is very simlar to ventralis anthias, P. ventralis.