The next time someone tells you, “Oh! He swims like a fish.” Let me assure you, they are not referring to the Red Lipped Batfish. And that is because they are terrible swimmers. In fact, they “walk” on the bottom of the sea on adapted pectoral fins (the little fins that would be like hands, “Hiya! I’m a fish”).
I’ve found several references to the Red Lipped Batfish being called “ugly.” I think this is a very narrow and quite uninformed point of view. They have such lovely red lips! A color worn by super models in any fashion magazine. They may have knobby skin and a big dangly skin fishing pole on the top of their head for luring prey, but it’s like a lovey hat and very useful.
Haters gonna hate.