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This is how Nemos are made

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jan 05, 2017 09:00 AM
Aquarists are aware that much of today's aquarium clownfish are captive-bred, but few of us have seen the entire egg-laying process from start to finish ... let alone in such detail as this 4K macro video.

Clownfish can lay between 100 to 1,000 eggs per clutch.  Here is a 45-minute video showing the entire process - from preparing the nest site to a single precious egg (seen in the video preview below) to a nest plastered with beautiful orange babies.

With mama's hard work done, it's now papa's turn to take care of the tiny eggs, which will hatch in 6-10 days.

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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