first birth at the Museum

A success for the Aquarium's nursery

Synchiropus splendidus, from the Western Pacific Ocean, is one of the prettiest fish on the coral reef and therefore one of the most popular with marine aquariophiles. In the Aquarium’s breeding room, one of the breeding pairs has produced several hundred larvae each 1 mm in length. One month later, the young had reached 10 mm in length.

Fry at birth
Adult mandarin fish