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A pair of Ribbon Eels - Rhinomuraena quaesita. They have 3 phases : - black/yellow during juvenile phase - blue/yellow during male phase - fully yellow during female phase The picture shows a slightly bigger male slowly changing to female phase, with yellow colouration on the body.
Sandy or Coral rubbles bottom in tropical waters, usually seen singularly in holes.
The day before, I was shown this 2 Ribbon Eels at the House Reef of the Resort I was staying at, but they were not occupying the same hole and was around 2 meters apart. I had hope to see them in the same hole together, so I went back to see them the next day and found them together :)