Clownfish grow out tub: Watch as camera zooms out

Friends, family and newcomers to the hobby are sometimes surprised at how small the clownfish juveniles really are. I always find humor in the irony of that observation, since clownfish larvae are some of the largest larvae among marine fish–but that said, this video, when the camera zooms back out, does a good job of adding a perspective for how small these juvenile clownfish really are–even at about forty days of development. After hatching, I used the DIY laval snagger to catch them and transfer them to the grow out tub a black, five gallon bucket. At 20x zoom, some of the clownfish look like miniature clones of adult fish–but watch closely at the end of the video, as the frame zooms out, you can see how diminutive these cute babies really are. Enjoy.

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