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Fish tank at aquarium covered with curtain so that shy fish can have sex in private (video)

By Mason White 11:43 AM July 24, 2014
The fish tank with curtains 

By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A shy female fish seems to have a hard time laying eggs.

To make her more comfortable staff members at an aquarium placed curtains around her tank to give her and her mate privacy.

After a bumper breeding season at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium 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 programs here at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, but this pair of beautiful Pink Skunk clownfish have been proving a bit shy,” explained 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,” Williams added.

The SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to thousands of marine creatures, and is committed to an ongoing program of conservation and breeding.