The cobia is a fish that inhabits the warm waters of the Atlantic, especially off the coast of Florida and Texas. It can grow up to 3 feet in length, and can weigh up to 100 pounds. These fish are usually found in schools and have a temperate temperament—they tend not to be aggressive toward humans.

The cobia’s habitat ranges from shallow waters of around 100 feet to depths of 300 feet or more. They prefer water temperatures between 68°F and 84°F, with pH levels ranging from 8.0 to 8.4. Cobia are fusible—they change color based on their surroundings, which helps them hide from predators.

They prefer shallow waters with sandy bottoms – between 2-6 meters deep – but they can survive in waters as shallow as 0.5 meters deep or as deep as 1 km (0.62 miles).