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« posted: 2 years ago »
I am the new guy but not new to seahorses, although I have not kept them since 2007. I was a mod on Syngnathid.org and a member on Seahorses.org (I guess I still am but almost never go there).

Anyway I stumbled onto this site and have been thinking about getting seahorses again even though the last time breeding them became an obsession that lasted for 5 years.

Some of your names are familiar to me and I may have sold or bought seahorses in the past from some of you. Looking forward to being a member here and hoping I can contribute something to fused jaw.

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« Reply #1 posted: 2 years ago »
Welcome Bruce! I think I may remember you! Did you have a female H. Barbouri that had a sex change to male? Or am I confusing you with someone else? We've probably crossed paths before regardless. I was part of seahorse.org for a while, but after some personal differences, lurker on both seahorse.org and syngnathid.org.

Oh I hear you on the obsession part. I'm afraid I was there. I'm not breeding at the moment, but I feel down the hole deep. And well, I'm not sure I'm done or just on a break - I still have my pairs and some mix gender tanks that I haven't encouraged to breed, but I do want to get back into it sooner than later.

And with that in mind, I say the more the merrier! You should definitely get back in. ;)
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« Reply #2 posted: 2 years ago »
Tami

I am not the guy with the H. barbouri female but I sold quite a few H. erectus all over the USA. I was friends with Dan Underwood and Liisa from San Diego and many others. I remember your name the most (probably not too many TamiW's from Milwaulkee Wis. that are into seahorses).

I know the seahorse "fad" was very strong back in the 2000's but now I see that seahorse.org is virtually dead in the water. I will probably get back in as I have an up and running 55 tall tank that is empty and it would be perfect for horses.

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« Reply #3 posted: 2 years ago »
That was my next guess. I knew you were either the guy that had the sex changing seahorse, or the guy who had cb erectus when captive bred seahorses were a pretty rare thing. So yes, I do remember you. Those where the days. :)

It sounds like you're all set to get back into it with the tank. Please do post a tank build as you set it up. Right now all my aquariums are bare bottom "production" tanks (for lack of a better word) but I'm hoping to get another display tank set up soonish; I've got an empty 65 gallon that has been calling my name.

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« Reply #4 posted: 2 years ago »
Welcome Bruce! Will be great to hear your adventures and stories.  Start packing that fifty five with horses!
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« Reply #5 posted: 2 years ago »
Tami

Yes I was one of the first to breed horses in my home and have enough to sell. At my peak I had 129 adults and over 2000 juvies and fry erectus and kept 6 other species as well. I was a victim of my own success as the upkeep just became too intense to handle with a full time and two part time jobs. That and never being able to leave my home longer than 8 hours with all the fry for over 3 years.

Still after breeding tropical fish for 57 years the seahorses were the most rewarding and the fish I loved the most.

Thanks for the Welcome Laurasea!

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« Reply #6 posted: 2 years ago »
Hi Bruce,
I have been on vacation and missed your your first post but welcome to fusedjaw!  My name is Dawn and i have an erectus pair.  I hear you and Tami about raising fry.  I only ever did it once so far and with reasonable success (15 out of 22)but the amount of work was insane, which is why I have only done it once.  I think my male is pregnant again and I am trying to decide if I want to try again.   Seahorses certainly are charming and addicting though.  I am smitten!
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