After a bumper breeding season at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium recently with penguin, poison dart frog and seahorse births in a matter of weeks, aquarists have created a special aquatic love nest to encourage a couple of shy clownfish to pair up. Complete with red velvet curtains for total privacy, the tank has also been enhanced to replicate their natural habitat to encourage the female to lay eggs.
“We have an excellent track record with our breeding programmes here at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium but this pair of beautiful Pink Skunk clownfish have been proving a bit shy,” explains aquarist Pete Williams.
“So far they haven’t mated, so we have designed what we hope will be the perfect setting to bring them together. We’re giving them total privacy away from other marine life – and with a specially fitted curtain - away from human eyes too. Hopefully with this custom-made environment in place, we can look forward to welcoming some clownfish babies in the not too distant future.”
The SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to thousands of marine creatures and is committed to an ongoing programme of conservation and breeding.
All images by Matt Haworth 2014