I took this photo a while back, but it still baffles me – any opinions would be welcomed. I was snorkelling and came across this filefish with these weird tufts of “eggs” in front of its eyes and on its snout. It looked as if the fish was fanning the "eggs" with its pectorals, but this could just be coincidental, although it is interesting to note that the “eggs” were placed very symmetrical on both sides of the head. I took some photos in a small glass container and a few of the “eggs” came loose and floated about – they definitely looked like eggs of some sort. Unfortunately (as is always the case…) I didn’t have a very good camera available, so the photo is a bit bad – I keyed out the background in photoshop for a little contrast, but the “eggs” are not very visible. Anybody with any ideas/theories on what’s going on here?