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Babies - H. erectus

« posted: 2 years ago »
I received some H. erectus from someone that could no longer take them. There were 4 of them, 3 males and a female. I should have known someone would be pregnant, but they really didn't look it. Low and behold I was treated to about 15 shortly before christmas. A small brood, they're pouches really looked flat so who knows which one was hiding them.  I also pulled a few from the filter (boo!) so I'm sure that I lost a few that way.

10 remaining, and getting fat fast.
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It's been a while since I've actively raised seahorses, some of you know I've taken the past year or so to try and regroup. An unexpected new bunch of seahorses put me in a position to start finishing the remodeling of my fish room I started 2 years ago, and babies on top of that have given me a new purpose to push ahead. My own seahorses haven't been breeding in a while, which has frankly been a blessing. But now I'm starting to feel that same drive kick back in.

The only thing - I really really had small broods. From making it too hard to feed the right amount to being difficult to train to frozen. Small groups are a huge pain in the ass. :P
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« Reply #1 posted: 2 years ago »
Awe, that is awesome, knew you couldn't stay away for long.   What lucky seahorses to end up with you!  Wher are they originally from, are they offspring of your coming back to you?
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« Reply #2 posted: 2 years ago »
I love the seahorse hitch for the fry!  That is so cute!
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« Reply #3 posted: 2 years ago »
Oh heeheehee  ;D I forget it's there. Some friends got me seahorse shaped party favors a few years ago; I couldn't help glueing a suction cup and using them this way. I wish I could find more!
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« Reply #4 posted: 2 years ago »
Good luck with them Tami. It doesn't take much to get hooked again as seahorse fry are really cute.
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« Reply #5 posted: 2 years ago »
Is this fry setup a good way to go for my first try? I'm expecting Thursday -Saturday.
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« Reply #6 posted: 2 years ago »
Is this fry setup a good way to go for my first try? I'm expecting Thursday -Saturday.
Congrats Knap on the upcoming fry!  And best of luck with them.
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« Reply #7 posted: 2 years ago »
I like fish bowls, but they aren't necessary. I personally think you need a minimum of 2.5 gallons, or they don't get the right flow pattern - too small and there is no "dead space" in the middle.
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