my pet bass-bobby the bass-is the smallest of the 3 predatory fish in my dad's 125g. but he is the healthiest fish ive ever seen in my dads tank-hes grown about 5 or 6 times his original size when we first found him at the beach in late summer. but, ive done some research, and everywhere I go, theres no pix of fish that look anything like him. his appearance is grouper-like, and he is somewhat brightly-colored for a fish from this area. he has big dark stripe that runs down his lateral line, similar to the one in a kribensis cichlid. the line seperates a pale belly from a tan-and-dark-brown barred back. as the pattern gets closer to the head, the tan areas turn into a medium violet color, eventually the entire head blends into dark brown. his dorsal fin is divided into 2 halves-the anterior half being spiky and usually closed up, and the posterior half being curved plainly. both halves, as well as the caudal fin, have electric blue speckling. the pelvic fins and anal fin do not have the blue speckling and are plainly transparent. i will try to post any good pix i get, especially of him flaring the spiky part of his dorsal fin. the thing is he might not be a native fish-on the same day we found him, there were also lookdown fish there, as well, and look down fish are not suppost to be this far north, i believe. so what fish is bobby the bass???