This one is all for Jake and his rare fish fetish. By no means high quality video here…this was shot with my waterproof & shockproof Olympus Digital Camera. But for anyone who’s been through for a loop by Jake & Guin’s truly masterful April Fool’s Prank, rest assured the “other” 2010 Lightning Maroon, the one that DIDN’T appear on April 1st, was no joke, no prank, and is very real. Any doubters should ask me how I faked this (which of course, I can’t answer because it’s legit):
This video was shot on Friday, when the now presumed male Lighting Maroon somehow got past his eggcrate safety barrier, either by jumping or somehow making it around the sides (not sure how, so I’m thinking a jump). Strong testament to how badly he wanted to get with the larger PNG Maroon Clownfish, also collected via the Seasmart Program and delivered to me as a potential mate for the singular Lighting Maroon.
This project has not been without it’s glitches, hiccups, and terrors (the female PNG Maroon was thought at one point to be dead, and still has yet to eat anything). True to my word, I’ve documented every gut wrenching minute of my experience at The Lighting (Maroon Clownfish) Project. It’s my hope to get Jake’s rare fish addiction satisified with some better quality video in the near future! So stay tuned to Reef Builders for something better (if all goes well) and keep sending happy thoughts to our little ambassadors from Papua New Guinea! One more vid after the break.