Saturday, May 26, 2007

Panda cory fry, four days old.



Definitely click and enlarge this picture- they're so cute. They have itty-bitty little barbels! The pectoral fins are visible, but their other fins won't differentiate for a month yet. They still just have a single continuous "fin" (actually called the finfold) across the top, around the tail, and back across the bottom. It looks like a hazy halo around the tail.

I started feeding them microworms yesterday, three days post hatching, because the yolk sacs seemed mostly absorbed. I think they may still have a bit of yolk left, the greeny-brown mottled bump at the base of the tail, though that's also the position of the stomach and it's possible that they are already eating the microworms.

2 comments:

Katie said...

o wow sue, they're adorable!

Quail Hill Knits said...

How many hatched overall? They sure are cute.