Last time we wrote about Todd Gardner’s success being the first to breed and rear a Liopropoma sp. Reef Basslet, the jury was still out on which species he actually had. Eggs from both L. rubre, the Swissguard Basslet, and L. carmabi, the Candy Basslet, were being collected and worked with. Well, we have video confirmation, shot by Christopher Paparo, on the first species.
Shot at 101 days old (they’re 112 days today), we see clear proof that Liopropoma rubre, the Swissguard Basslet, has been undeniably reared by Garnder at the Long Island Aquarium. Now we just wait to see if Todd and his friends release any tiny Candy Bass videos too, and there IS hope! A few smaller fish have yet to reveal their full juvenile coloration.