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C. serratirostris

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Tanichthys thacbaensis

  I got these guys from Frank Greco in July.  After several shifts into ever-smaller accommodations, they’ve finally produced a handful of fry. I’m not sure if I’m the first to have this species spawn in captivity, but they’re a … Continue reading

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Goldfish embryos, grown up

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Microscope snapshots of an unknown cnidarian that appeared in the plankton-skimmer of my marine tank. (Magnification is ~40x.)

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Silk factory, Beijing

Today’s tour included two obligatory shopping stops.  The last is at a factory that manufactures silk quilts.  I was afraid that there would be a long line of teenage girls unravelling the cocoons, so I heaved a huge sigh of … Continue reading

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100 Unblinking Eyes

These photos are of desert goby eggs, laid on the inside of a bit of 3/4″ PVC pipe.  They’re a week old, and must be just about to hatch since each clearly holds a tiny fish ready to scoot out. … Continue reading

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More boring photos of tiny fish

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Proud Father

Arriving home tonight, I found this male gudgeon nervously glued to a leaf. All his other little ones have left the nest but he’s keeping a close eye on one remaining straggler. The internet tells me that he will a) … Continue reading

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