Large Fish With Tattoos Caught in the Philippines

Fishermen in the Philippines caught a large fish with what appears to be tattoos on it’s skin.


This sure is a rare sight and it is still unclear how the fish would have got these strange markings.

With a close up view it the detailed markings are easily visible and appear to be a metallic blue in color.

The next picture shows the tattooed fish next to another fish of the same species and similar size. The differences in markings is abundantly clear.

There has been some speculation about this mysterious fish. The most common would be that the tattoos were cause by trash, maybe some kind of plastic or fabric that had gotten stuck on the fish’s body and over time left it printed. One comment read:

“This was probably caused by some sort of trash/fabric that had been embedded in the fish’s skin and over time imprinted this design onto it. Just a thought.”-Steve

What do you think happened to this fish?