Whip Coral and Gorgonian Sea Fans
Wire coral and gorgonians are also animals, although they don’t move about. In various parts of the world, a whole host of different goby species thrive on these long, thin coral whips. Being fish, they are prone to move about quite a lot, and they don’t seem to have one particular wire coral host; instead, they take advantage of many of them. They are well camouflaged and vanish out of sight as soon as a predator comes close simply by jumping onto the other side of the whip coral or gorgonian. Crustaceans such as the xeno crab and several type of shrimp like the Zanzibar shrimp also spend their lives living on the wire, and the ever-popular pygmy seahorse has turned camouflage into an art form – they’re almost impossible to see.