When P was reviewing my photos and saw this tiny “thing,” he jokingly mentioned that I might have discovered a new species. I’m gullible and an optimist. So, I spent a good bit of time reviewing the Fish ID book hoping the creature wasn’t in the book. Alas, it’s a blackspotted triplefin.
Not much of an artistic photo, but the creature was about 2-3 cm and blended in with the background. I had to look off the eyepiece a few times to make sure I was aiming the camera at the right place.