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The male fish who looks after his babies

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

If you don't like being left alone with the kids, spare a thought for this very modern male fish who is left to look after its babies - in its mouth.

The Cardinal Fish is a mouthbrooder, where the males carry all the eggs in their mouth for weeks, unable even to eat until they have hatched.

Every few minutes the fish spits some of the eggs out to move them around before sucking them back in but lucky photographer Nicolas Terry was there to see some of them actually hatch.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:33 AM

Aww, that's just too adorable.

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