Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Demon Fish
Birthday: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Owner: mistely

Stage Progress: 60.16%
Overall Progress: 80.08%

Newly hatched, a demon fish must find a safe place to hide until it reaches full size. Living at the very bottom of the ocean, the little fish live off the organic material that collects there. Not much is known about demon fish hatchlings, even in captivity they are hard to study as they are hard to find in the large tanks they require. Their coloring makes them all but invisible in the dark waters. While there is no noticeable difference between males and females, that changes as they grow.

Living in the deepest parts of the oceans, demon fish are incredibly rare and little is known about them. At night the fish swim close to the surface to lay their eggs, allowing them to be swept off into the current. As the eggs float along they develop a thick, shell like coating on the outside that weights them down where they will sink to the bottom of the ocean once the stream reaches it. This is believed to be because of the fact there is little food down where they live and it allows them to not have to compete. This behavior also allows for magis to grab the eggs while they float along the surface so that they may study these creatures. In order to keep a demon fish, a magi must have a special tank that reproduces the conditions of the deep sea, otherwise a demon fish will not live once hatched.

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