Angel Fitor - The chamber


Equipped with a special lens, and self made fiber optic lightning, the intimacy of a concealed breeding male tompot blenny while guarding the many clutches of his multiple partners, is revealed. Certainly a kind of surgical photography. From February to June, males intensely court females from the opening of their narrow shelters. After being seduced, they follow males to the inside of the nests to lay their eggs A single female’s clutch hatch in about ten days, but males never stop their courting activity, so after a few days of sexual fervour, the walls of the nest becomes a sort of living carpet made of tiny eggs in all stages of development. A true life factory at the core of a stone.

Location: Mediterranean sea, Spain

Tags: Angel Fitor, behaviour, blenny, breeding, eggs, fish, underwater

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