[T]his month we re-populated our breeding tanks at Landaa Giraavaru with five pairs of Maldivian Clownfish (Amphiprion nigripes) and five pairs of Clark’s Clownfish (Amphirion clarkii). Once re-housed, they soon started to exhibit breeding behaviour by cleaning the glass of the tanks to prepare for laying eggs.
[W]e spent some time this month cleaning out our Marine Aquarium and re-populating with some new species. Because the tank is so large, it’s necessary for our ‘volunteer’ to completely submerge him/herself to get to all those hard-to-reach areas!
[W]e have also redesigned our interactive “touch tank” and added a few new creatures, including –
- the Sponge Snail (Coriocella hibyae),
- two Flounders (Bothus pantherinus) which are almost impossible to spot when resting on the sand, and
- the strangely named ‘Horrid Sea Cucumber’ (Stichopus horrens) which is not as nasty as the name suggests!
You can watch our new residents below, in a special time-lapse video – Touchpool Sea Cucumber Race – and for more photos of our Marine Aquarium and Fish Lab inhabitants, you can visit our Photo Galleries page here.