Eye test: How many fish can you see in this photo?

Submitted by Stomper Lau Lup

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Having the Monday Blues? Fret not, this short eye test is perfect to wake your sore pupils and your tired brain up!

And we promise, it's nothing too fishy.

Stomper Lau Lup was around the Sungei Punggol area on Sunday (Oct 30), when these little fishies really put his eyes to the test.

We must admit, those fishes were really good at camouflaging.

Take a look at the pictures and try spotting the fishes!

And we've got some hints from Lau Lup to help you along the way:

"There are a pair of fish overlapped onto one another.

"Take note of the little black eyes to locate the smaller fishes with their bodies beneath the bigger fish.       

According to the Stomper, there are five fishes in the picture, can you spot them? Check out the gallery for the answer! 

We did a bit of reasearch on animal camouflage and we some interesting information:

Camouflage

Predation is an instinctive animal behavior that involves the pursuit, capture, and immediate killing of animals for food. Birds that capture insects in flight, starfish that attack marine invertebrates, and tigers that pursue gazelle are all examples of predators. Predatory animals may be solitary hunters, like the lion, or they may be group hunters, like wolves. Natural selection favors the development of a variety of quick defenses against predators including camouflage and predator avoidance behaviors.

Camouflage is a form of deceptive coloration that is essential to the survival of most animals. Camouflage can make it extremely difficult to spot an animal in its natural habitat because the animal appears to blend into its surroundings. This adaptation is beneficial because it can provide protection from predators. At the same time, it can also conceal an animal and allow it to be a stealthy predator able to inconspicuously hunt down or snatch its unsuspecting prey.
Types of Camouflage

Animals camouflage themselves in many ways, including background matching, color changing, disruptive coloration, and countershading.

To find more about animal camouflage, go to encyclopedia.com