Right now, I am thinking of dropping the B. smaragdina permanently and instead focusing on the B. burdigala. I am just in love with this species and hope to have a thriving, self-sustaining colony that I can occasionally share with other hobbyists. There has been a lot of demand for this species recently, which gives me hope that it can survive in captivity even if their natural habitat is lost.
1) Looks like a ratio of about 75% clean yellows and 25% pineapples (expected 50/50).
2) Growing a little slower than "normal" for me.
3) The pineapples seem to have trouble growing the full length of their swim bladders in comparison to their clean yellow brothers and sisters. Lots and lots of pineapple "bobbers" at this point. I hope that they grow out of it!