Info about the Jackknife Fish
A Jackknife Fish Equetus lanceolatus can be described as a graceful and shy saltwater fish. They require a tranquil environment with an emerald bottom and plenty of rock areas to conceal themselves in. They feed on the inhabitants of reefs such as ornamental shrimps polychaete worms and other small fish.
The peculiar form that is the Jackknife fish actually functions as an effective method of defending against predators, by causing them to believe that it’s two fishes instead of one. The color of the jackknife fish can also be used to conceal the eyes so that predators are unable to tell what the fish is seeing and may even confuse predators into thinking it’s actually a fish.