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Baby kauderni in my tank


Last week I was lucky enough to see the birth of some baby kauderni in my tank … the third “big” event that until now I’ve had … In fact, in the first tank I had the deposition of egg by Amphiprion ocellaris (photo of the deposition of my clown fish) and in the second I had the expulsion of gametes and planulae by a Acropora microphthalma  (sexual reproduction of Acropora microphthalma).

And last week, in the third tank, this …

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Now I will wait 40 days and I’ll watch carefully the parents, in order to catch the baby kau immediately after birth, through a suction tube, to insert them in a small nest in the tank.

I have also taken the rotifers, thanks to the availability of Roberto Ferri from Planctontech,  and which I’ll discuss in a future article.

I just have to wait.

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Unfortunately my photos are taken in macro, with the single blue light switched on and with kauderni behind a dirty glass because too near to Montipora… but soon I should be able to have something much more acceptable for publication.


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