Wednesday, September 10, 2014

G. personatus tails

We are seeing the first black tail bar develop in our juvenile personatus. Some fish have already left the nest to other homes and I have heard of at least one of those that is also developing it's black bar.

Here's a link to a video showing the black bar developing on a 189 day old G. personatus. The video was taken several days ago and the black bar started coming in as a light grey bar two weeks ago.

We also have a tailless fish who is now known as "Hula"

Monday, September 8, 2014

P. venusta update

The P. venusta from Trial 8 which was fed only cultured foods throughout the larval period are now at day 69.  They have been hesitant to switch over to non living foods. They will look carefully at the foods and puff at them but will not yet consume them so I have added a few young ocellaris clownfish to each venusta grow out tank. I'm hoping for the "monkey see monkey do" response as the venusta watch the ocellaris consume flakes, pellets and frozen foods.

Here is a video link of the P. venusta (about 1/2 inch size) and ocellaris clowns (1/4 inch size). This video was taken yesterday.

I also took a couple of videos of the G. personatus yesterday and will get them up here in the next couple of days. (It just takes a while to upload them to youtube. Slow connection in my neighborhood!)