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Clownfish eggs are adorable

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jul 26, 2017 09:00 AM
Look at these tiny bundles of joy! Technology has allowed zoom in clownfish eggs in stunning detail, and what we see are hundreds inquisitive lil' eyes staring right back at us.

This is lovely footage shot by Nick Hope of a pair of saddleback clownfish (Amphiprion polymnus) tending to their eggs, fanning them to keep them clean and well oxygenated.  The nest is laid below a giant Stichodactyla mertensii carpet anemone in the Philippines.

Look at all those tiny eyes peering into the outside world from within their eggs.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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