Tuesday, July 28, 2015

photo of day 13 larva

I found this larva floating on the surface and took advantage of getting a photo since although dead it was still in good condition. You can see that the body shape is deepening and the color is transitioning from translucent red to opaque pink/red.
This group is still doing well with a good survival rate and I've divided the group in two for twice the work and twice the fun. :)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A. arcuatus day 10 photos

Here are two photos that my niece Heather took yesterday. She's still figuring out her camera and as the larvae grow we'll get more photos.

The first gives you an idea of the size of the larvae at day 10.

The second is a closer look at a larva.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Bandit babies doing well at day 10

The bandit angelfish larvae (A. arcuatus) are 10 days old today and survival has been good enough that this is the first day I've worried about having enough food for them. So I guess this is a good problem. My visiting niece has been getting her upper body workout by helping me out with plankton tows and I've got all my cultures going so I hope we can keep these little tummies full.

Here's a video taken yesterday at day 9 and like my other videos it's mostly out of focus with glimpses of larvae in focus. My niece took some photos today so that you can get a better look and as soon as she gets them out of her camera I'll post one here.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Photo of day 6 A. arcuatus larva

Here's the best I could do for now in terms of a photo.
I can now say that I'm 100% sure that these are the Bandit Angelfish,  A. arcuatus.
Sooooooooo happy to be working with them again!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Revisiting Bandit Angelfish

I have a larval run going that I'm 99.9% sure is the bandit Angelfish, Apolemichthys arcuatus.
It's still early at day 5 today and there's a long way to go but I'm excited to be working with this species again. They're looking good so far (hope I didn't just give them the kiss of death by saying that).
I'll try to get some photos and video for you soon. My niece is here for a visit and wants to help out so I'm planning on getting her set up with the camera and microscope. Maybe she'll like to scrub buckets too! One can only hope. :)