Rhinogobius Zhoui eggs hatching!

Last week, I was at the right place at the right time, and my good friend Ricky aka Inka4040/Pabloxanibar hooked me up with a clutch of Rhinogobius Zhoui eggs hanging from a rock. The beautiful parents are above.

The eggs have been in a 2.5 gallon tank with an air driven sponge and powerhead for the past week, with water pouring over them. They generally take around 10-12 days to hatch. Today, the first of the bunch started hatching out.

In the photo above you can see the tail of the first one to hatch, as it is struggling to escape it’s shell. Below, a video of the same scene, in which you can see several individuals twitching.

Interestingly enough, the hatch is starting today on a full moon, and started late in the afternoon. Being a thorough fishkeeper, Ricky has tracked his last few hatchings, all which have fallen within 24 hours of a full moon. Makes you wonder…

Tagged : , , , , by mellowvision on February 9th, 2012 Comments (2)

2 Responses to “Rhinogobius Zhoui eggs hatching!”

  1. Looking good, dude! Glad to see they survived that bumpy ride home!

  2. That is fantastic. I hope you can raise ’em up right and proper! Ricky, get your butt back on AC!