Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Panda Cory Show had a landmark episode today. The largest of the fry, being fully eight weeks old:


to the big tank.

He seems to be doing really well. He hid in the plants for about ten minutes, then started trundling around with the adults, nosing in the gravel and picking out morsels of food. This next picture is really bad, but you get an idea of the relative sizes of the juvenile and the adult. The juvenile is 13/16" long from tip to tail (I measured while he was in the net).

Hooray for the fry! I'm so proud of us both. The remaining babies in the fry tank (13) are doing well, and the largest of them is 5 1/2 weeks old and starting to get the adult pigmentation.

I raised a baby fish from egg to release size!!


Liz said...

That's great news! :)

Renee said...

Good for him. Good for you!

cyndy said...

So I guess that means you bonded!!

Seriously, it is a great accomplishment to supply the needs of a fragile creature like that!

Leigh said...

Congrtulations! *big round of applause* This is quite an amazing accomplishment. Well done.