Bluestripe Day 1

Posted on April 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

The larvae are still swimming energetically, but don't have fat tummies despite an abundance of rotifers.  I guess we'll know in a couple of days if they are eating or not.  I'm feeding the rotifers in the BRT mostly Isochrysis, because a few drops of the new bottle of RGcomplete seems to create an oil slick.  

The larvae seem to really like the blue light, as they are gathered underneath it.

After looking at some of the babies under the microscope, I'm afraid that they aren't eating.  I decided to add some Apocyclops panamensis to their tub.  It's a cyclopoid copepod that is slightly larger than a rotifer, but has copepodites that are smaller.  And they are very nutritious.

Here's a picture of a Day 1 larvae:

Looking at the shiny belly region, perhaps they are eating....time will tell for sure.

Categories: Clownfish, Bluestripe Clownfish, Yellow Fin Clownfish

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