I've had those things that were free swimming, hang around a group of divers while we were ending a deep water current dive drifting doing our safety stop, looking for a place to attach themselves. A little bit unnerving watching a 2+ foot long one dart around looking for a host and preferring it not be me.
Remoras get pretty big. Shark suckers, a smaller fish but with similar lifestyle, tried to stick onto my wife for about five minutes during a reef dive (it was only 6" long). I thought it was funny but she did not see the humor.
They will definitely leave a hicky.
Mexicans call them stick fish.
Edited by snrub (02/16/18 01:47 PM)
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