Friday, August 20, 2010

3 mm............ do you know how big that is?
Well, according to a Google search- 3 mm is equivalent to 3 grains of sugar. About 1/8 of an inch. Sounds really small right? Do you think you could find something that was 1/8" in size? In total darkness? In the water no less? Hahaha, well that is what I will be attempting this evening (or next) in the hopes of catching and transferring my clownfish larvae as they hatch from their eggs.

Today marks Day #8 .

For Amphiprion Ocellaris it is usually between 7 and 9 days.
So... I will be up late this evening, sitting in the dark,
after everything has been shut off....waiting....waiting...waiting...

Ok, I won't be doing that, haha - I will shut the tank & lights off around 10pm, and let the tank settle down. I will then go back periodically and check the status every 20minutes.

How do you check the status of a completely dark tank in a pitch black room?

A flashlight of course! This is a video someone posted when their eggs hatched. Watch carefully, those little zig zagging blips of light are the fish. The light reflects against larvae, so it is easier to find them.

Have been busy making sure I have enough food for these little guys once they hatch!

Come on baby clowns!!!

Here is a nice article detailing the metamorphosis that the clownfish go through from an orange ball when laid to the friendly face of Nemo we have all come to love! Lots of detail and photos!
(see how tiny they are!)

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