A video shows a pair of yellow-edged moray eels (Gymnothorax flavimarginatus) intertwining their bodies before begging the process of mating.
The video showing the cuddly underwater was filmed at the Fish Tank Dive Site on the island of Maldives on the 16th of May.
Although at first sight, it might seem like the two are in a ferocious fight the pair is very much in love. They first hold on to each other’s necks as their long bodies intertwine.
They swim next to each other for a little bit, before starting to wrap their bodies again.
During the mating process, the female eels release their eggs and the males fertilise them. The adult eels die after spawning. The eggs hatch into larvae that float to the surface. After that, the larvae change into glass eels – transparent juvenile eels and as they grow older they become darker and change colours.
The creator of the video, Rafhan Ahmed, 27, who is a diver and content creator who shares his underwater adventures told Clipzilla “I’ve always been fascinated by the ocean. I’ve enjoyed studying and exploring fish and being underwater with them, being in their natural habitat.”
Rafhan has also shared a video of him diving with a colony of nurse sharks. He says it was “surreal, amazing and peaceful all at the same time.”
Even though he swims very close to the sharks he enjoyed the experience, he claims “They are not dangerous”.
By sharing his videos he tries to show people how magnificent the underwater world is. “I have never seen a place so fascinating than the underwater.”
“People should not be afraid.”