The Jesus fish or Carpus christie is able to employ two defense strategies. The first is to escape danger by turning water into red wine, thereby escaping in the confusion. This behavior has not been scientifically documented but it sounds plausible. The second method is to attract a school of gullible guppies to surround it. This shields the Carpus christie from danger and criticism.
Carpus christie has been known to attack Jew fish without provocation and sometimes demonstrates irrational behavior. They are a favorite among catch and release sport fishermen due to their ability to revive after extended periods out of water. The record is three days.
Despite these amazing qualities Carpus christie is on the decline due to its tendency to avoid mating and its use of parthenogenesis to reproduce.