Think corals are fussy eaters? Watch them attacking and ingesting dry pelleted food.
On day 95 they had black pigment on parts of their fins and tail. A month later at 130 days old they were the beautiful blue and yellow of the adults.
Hand-held camera invasion of an interesting 200-gallon small-polyp stony coral reef (but watch for the Ricordea spp. profusion around minute 5).
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is moving forward with the process that could lead to the listing of the Banggai Cardinalfish under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), an action that could ultimately lead to the end of the trade in the popular marine aquarium species.
During this time of the calendar year, some interesting little animals make their most obvious appearance on some NE Pacific soft-sediment habitats.