first birth at the Museum

A success for the Aquarium's nursery

Native to the western Pacific Ocean, Synchiropus splendidus is one of the prettiest coral reef fish and therefore one of the most popular with marine aquarists. In the Aquarium’s breeding room, one of the pairs maintained in optimal conditions gave birth to several hundred 1 mm long larvae. One month later, their size had increased tenfold.

Fry at birth
Adult mandarin fish