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Old 07/03/2018, 01:19 PM   #426
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Update: I just completed a water change, and afterwards sat down to check on everything. I noticed that my skilletfish laid another batch of eggs, the third batch in two weeks. Also, my blennies laid eggs last night or this morning again. I wondered what happened to the older skilletfish eggs as they seemed to disappear...

...well, a few minutes later, I found out...I found fry swimming around my tank, most likely skilletfish but could be blennies, I guess. They're about 3/16 of an inch long right now. I think that a few went down the drain with the water change, I suspect!


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Old 07/03/2018, 02:50 PM   #427
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So cool. Happy fish!


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Old 07/03/2018, 05:22 PM   #428
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Thank you Michael! I guess I'm a Grandad now? LOL

They're a bit smaller than I thought, maybe 1/8" long at most. It wasn't easy, but I was able to get a short video of them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgaPI6Ue-Ug


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Old 07/05/2018, 07:23 AM   #429
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Thank you Michael! I guess I'm a Grandad now? LOL

They're a bit smaller than I thought, maybe 1/8" long at most. It wasn't easy, but I was able to get a short video of them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgaPI6Ue-Ug
Kevin,

As always, I enjoy your videos. On your music, what an eclectic mix of jazz and banjo. It for certain woke me up this morning.

The video brought back a memory imprinted from 30 years ago on a Transocean semo-submersible in 100 of water at the mouth of the Mississippi River. On the surface, the water was fresh, full of nutrients and very muddy with little light penetration. As a semi-submersible, the rig must remain over the wellhead. In a 3-4 knot current, six 30 ton anchors with another with another 500 tons of anchor chain the rig was prone to be moved off location. As a Subsea Engineer, I was responsible for all well control equipment, riser tensioning system including flex joint on wellhead and ball joint at rig floor. To monitor rig offset from wellhead, I would lower underwater camera till slack in cable indicating that camera frame was landed on BOP frame. I would raise winch cable 5 to look at flex joint angle bullseye. When subsea camera lights were turned on, at max, 5 seconds were available to see flex joint angle indicator before a horde of multicolored squiggly things blocked view.


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Old 07/06/2018, 06:57 AM   #430
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That's awesome! And the free quality fish food is a great added bonus LOL


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Old 07/11/2018, 05:56 AM   #431
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Thank you Patrick and Heuristic! I'll try and raise them one day, but for now, they're on their own but most likely will become a nutritious meal for someone in the tank!

Wow, Patrick, that must have been a pretty amazing job. What was the weirdest thing you saw on such dives?


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Old 07/17/2018, 12:54 PM   #432
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Update:

The skilletfish lay eggs weekly now. The blennies lay them about every three weeks that I can tell. The fish fry from either species hang around for a few days and become fish food, I suspect. All of the fish are really fat these days!

I love this picture, male striped blenny, Chasmodes bosquianus, lookin' right at'cha!:



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Old 07/17/2018, 03:02 PM   #433
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That is a great pic! So cool your fish are spawning! Jealous…


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