Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Baby Angels Going for a Swim

When angelsfish lay their eggs, they continuously fan them to keep fungus from growing on them.

Once they begin to hatch, the parents will clean another surface, gather the brand new fry in their mouths and spit them out onto the new surface. The little baby attaches to the surface with its head, where it wiggles for a day or two before popping off. During this time, they continue to grow so they have a better chance of survival.

When they've hatched, they are so tiny, they can barely be seen.

In this video, Lindsay Buckingfish and Stevie Fishnick try to attack my camera as I zoom in to watch the babies swimming around their parents. They are alone in the tank with them so no predators can get to them now.