Wednesday, December 5, 2012


The wigglers continue to grow until they look like little white torpedoes. When they are strong enough - after a couple of days of wiggling - they will pop off.

First the parents will gather them back up in their mouths and spit them back out onto the vertical surface.

But eventually, they will no longer adhere and will begin to swim freely.

Here is a video of Papa Lindsay Buckingfish gathering up popped-off wigglers and attempting to put them back where he thinks they will be safe.

When they no longer adhere, they should begin eating live brine shrimp - just about the only thing that will fit into their miniscule mouths!


Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

I didn't think I'd be able to see him doing it, but I did! Amazing!

p.m.terrell said...

Isn't that something? Some people think the parents are eating their own babies but if you watch them long enough, you'll see them spit them out where they'll be safer. They will hold them in their mouths until they think the threat is gone. I wonder if they ever swallow accidentally?