It’s that time of the year again. My new generation of Knipowitschia cf. thessala (offspring from fish I caught in the Pinios delta, northern Greece in 2008) just spawned for their first time. You have to know that Knipowitschia is a genus of small European freshwater gobies (closely related to the more common Pomatoschistus) whose members hardly live longer than a year; females usually lay 3 or 4 batches of eggs in spring and then die, males following after having guarded their last brood or sometimes surviving until next year’s spring. So this indeed is a special happening. Enjoy the photos!