I was diving in Grand Cayman a couple of weeks ago, and on a twlight dive, I saw what I initally thought was a banded jawfish in about 15 feet of water with a burrow in the hard pan at Sunset House. It caught my attention because it was mostly out of its burrow.
However, the more I thought about it, the more this banded jawfish didn't look like the others I've seen. Its pattern was a little different, and it had a slight yellowish cast. Is this just the usual nighttime coloring for banded jawfish, or is it possibly a mottled or other kind of jawfish?
Also, I saw tons of these cardinalfish (last photo) on the same dive. Sorry the photo is out of focus. They were pink with two bars, but the bars were considerably thicker than what I expected for a barred cardinalfish. I'm somewhat iniexperienced with cardinalfish, so any suggestions would be welcome.