Golden Trevally Gnathanodon speciosus

Golden Trevally
Golden Trevally with cleaner wrasse
The Golden Trevally is also called the Pilot Fish. It is native to tropical and subtropical waters of the Indo-Pacific Oceans, from East Africa across to Central America.
Golden Trevally
Golden Trevally
Golden Trevally
They travel in groups and often follow larger fish, including sharks, and also whales and turtles for protection from predators and to benefit from scraps of leftover food. Since they also follow boats (and divers) for the same reason, they were given the name Pilot Fish. (Another fish is also called the Pilot Fish, Naucrates ductor).
Golden Trevally asking for more "Can I have some more?"
Golden Trevally
Golden Trevally
The only fish in their genus, they also dig up crustaceans and small fish from the sand. They grow to 1-1.2metres long.
Golden Trevally
Golden Trevally
Golden Trevally with nibbled anal fin If you don't tip the cleaner wrasse, they'll nibble your fins.
The juveniles have bright yellow bodies with dark black stripes. The yellow body fades to silver-grey and the stripes fade away as they age.