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Big Daddy Hippocampus erectus

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Big Daddy Hippocampus erectus

« posted: 2 years ago »
Big daddy was my best producer. I never counted the fry from this brood but it was over 400. By the way I read somewhere that the prime birthing season for erectus is November I believe it because my horses had 8 broods that month including 4 in one week.
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Re: Big Daddy Hippocampus erectus

« Reply #1 posted: 2 years ago »
Wow, that makes me hurt just looking at his pouch!  Someone needs to tell my pair that about November because they seem to think that anytime is optimum for courtship and birthing.  I think they have slowed a bit the last few months but I think that is because I had been treating my male for a bacterial infection.  He is looking pretty fit now.
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Re: Big Daddy Hippocampus erectus

« Reply #2 posted: 2 years ago »
He is huge and the others are very nice! Fall seems to be the busiest breeding season for our seahorses as well.

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« Reply #3 posted: 2 years ago »
This is one of the few times I knew that birth was eminent and I had time to grab my camera and record the process.

As soon as I took the last shot I grabbed a 2.5 gallon fishbowl and set it up in the tank and caught all the fry. I never raised a very large percentage of my broods, probably about 30 % on average but I guess the strongest survived.

Raising seahorses in a studio apartment and having 21 marine tanks made things difficult. I envied the science types who had a lab type environment. In fact I once sold a dozen of my horses to a aquaculture outfit in Sandy Eggo. One of my bags had cat hair in it and she had a mat of disinfectant that you had to step on before you went into the hatchery.   :-)
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