At the same time we were feeding and photographing shrimp, hundreds and hundreds of these long pencil like fish kept swimming around us while we waded in the cool waters of Kayangan Lake. There were so many of them that you only needed to cup your hands and lift them up and out of the water to catch a live fish. We put them all back in the water, of course.
They had a wonderful blue green color and from afar, blended perfectly with the blue green waters of the lake.
We were all rather fascinated by the fish (and shrimp) and locals told us that these little fish would eventually grow up into large edible fish…
…and just a few hours later we spotted these fish at the Coron market and surmised they must be the older relatives. We were advised by locals that they are excellent when cut up and deep fried. :)