The large barnacles on his carapace are starting to loosen and fall off on their own. Marlin can grow upwards of 1,500 pounds and we are hoping this one makes it. Since Marlin has a fair amount of epibiota, we are watching him closely for any post-admit issues that would cause large epibiota grow. He has finished his antibiotics and shows no lingering effects from the hook-and-line injury. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) was called, and they were able to transport this patient to us quickly! Sailfish have been clocked at 68 mph. He is often seen swimming in his window and interacting with staff, volunteers and guests. Now, he is on a weighted diet and is getting diet increases every few days. Marlin will receive another physical exam and blood draw in the next few weeks- if all goes well, he may be a release candidate. Epibiota is often found in small amounts on loggerhead sea turtle shells, however a larger-than-usual amount can signal this animal is not in the healthiest of conditions. Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size):  (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB. Overall, he looks fantastic! Enten du leter etter et nytt akvarium eller bord, ønsker å skifte ut det gamle akvariet eller søker nytt utstyr til ditt nåværende akvarium, finner du alt du trenger hos This marlin might weigh up to 1800 pounds at maturity! After he a few encounters with some sailfish, the sun began to set and he noticed this strange little fish following along , and had battled a couple of sailfish before the sun began to set. If you take a close look, you may notice there are a few hitchhikers (barnacles) on Marlin’s shell. This awesome little fish hopefully has a big future ahead but it would make an unreal aquarium fish — until it would quickly outgrow its cage. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of since 2008. He loves getting fish pops and splashing around, making sure we’re plenty busy with drying the floors. Image: Doug Perrine. Marlin receives an antibiotic injection biweekly and has been more active over the last few days! Marlin will receive another physical exam and blood draw in the next few weeks- if all goes well, he may be a release candidate. Sailfish are smaller than marlins rarely reaching 10 feet and most often weigh less than 200 pounds. Please try again later. Discover (and save!) Marlins are are extremely fast. Required fields are marked *. your own Pins on Pinterest Marlin can grow to 14 feet. Anyways, there's some aquarium in Japan or alabama ( can't remember) that has like 2 whale sharks in a tank. Our site uses cookies. The eye to body ratio is quite high! Feb 7, 2013 - This Pin was discovered by Chris Fagin. Their characteristics include a spear-like rostrum or “bill,” which is used for slashing at and stunning prey.