07 February 2018

catfish update

Looks like my little Lucky is going to be okay. No more flashing, and it's active again. So active in fact, I had a hard time getting a photo. I notice the spotting pattern looks very much like the adults' now, and I can see a faint blue/green sheen on its side behind the operculum. I can see its pelvic fins clearly, they are small and finely pointed. It's a male. Not as skittish of the adults, it will just move slightly sideways or stay in place when they come up to it now (and they don't run it over anymore but just go close by). 
It's more shy of me, though. Darts away from camera approach. Is it learning that from the adults, or just more aware?

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