I'm thinking 4-6 weeks before I order. Hopefully everything else will be set up and running by then. I just know if I do not have the fry tanks ready....the male will most likely arrive pregnant! I do hate to rush thru things. Now....if I do have everything set up and ready to go, the little boogers will probably take a year to figure out a proper egg transfer.
I once got a pair from Dan and Abby at seahorse source that managed an egg transfer in the shipping bag! They were little, and when I sent them a pic of the male's pouch upon arrival, Abby said he certainly did not look like that the day before!! lol. Lost that batch of fry because I was not prepared...I ordered a young pair. I did not think they were old enough for that...wrong
I can't wait to get them, but after 20+ years in saltwater and 10+ with seahorses, Patience is key. Even when I want to hurry and get them.
Must resist ordering..must resist ordering..must resist ordering ha ha ha