While on a dive in Grand Bahama, Bahamas, I came across a cleaning station on the reef in which I saw this large black grouper being cleaned by hundreds of cleaner gobies. Also known as neon gobies, Elacatinus, a genus of small marine gobies group together on small concentrated areas on the reef usually on large heads of brain coral or any large coral head really. Their ‘neon’ stripes tell other fish and marine life of their intentions and any fish needing dead skin, parasites, or food picked out of their teeth they will gather around this cleaning station and will actually wait their turn to be cleaned almost even forming a line on the busy hours on the reef. As the hundreds of gobies were cleaning this 4-5 foot grouper I was able to capture one taking a rest on the eye of the grouper on its way towards the mouth.

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