|The proud parents and their mucus eating fry.|
The Amazonian cichlids known as discus fish (pictured below) secrete mucus from their bodies for their baby discus fish to eat. I wonder what it tastes like?
Journal of Experimental Biology has a new paper on them entitled "Biparental mucus feeding: a unique example of parental care in an Amazonian cichlid" that you can check out if you're interested. Or read the short press release here.