Diver Has An Unusual Friendship With A Fish Named Elvis
a bad rap: a negative reputation or an unfair judgment about someone or something
People who are unemotional or unfriendly are sometimes described as cold fish. But perhaps they are getting a bad rap. Rex Colubra says he’s very close with a friendly fish he calls Elvis.
Rex and Elvis met during a dive in 2021. Elvis, unlike other fish, wasn’t afraid of Rex. “He’s completely obsessed with me. He follows me around and just stares me in the eyes,” said Rex. He also says that he’s a jealous fish. He explained that “Elvis will literally just fight other fish if they get too close to me to keep them away.”
Elvis has a scar on his face. Rex believes it came from a fisherman who once caught him and let him go. This thought sometimes worries him. “Of course, I would be sad if he had been caught. He’s my friend,” said Rex.
Now, every summer, Rex visits his unusual friend. He shares videos of their friendship on tiktok, but he won’t reveal the location to protect his fish friend.
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