The Coelacanth is an opportunistic predator, meaning it will eat anything that crosses it's path while it hunts for food (Hamlin, 1999). They scavenge for food only in the evening and rest during the day. They eat mainly cardinal fish, lantern fish, cuttle fish and other small benthic organisms (Hamlin, 1999). The Coelacanth has a rostral organ in it's snout which is a receptor for electromagnetic fields, which is thought to help the fish find food (Hamlin, 1999). This is basically all that is known about the diet and hunting habits of the Coelacanth because it has not been studied very well. This is due to the fact that the fish cannot be examined alive outside it's natural habitat.