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Upgrading my tank in Adam's honor!

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Re: Upgrading my tank in Adam's honor!

« Reply #15 posted: 9 months ago »
The mini cycle is over and I have ordered a pair of ponies from Seahorse Source.  They should be arriving tomorrow morning which is very very exciting. 

Today I used water from my DT, and fresh made salt water, along with some LR, artificial decorations and my HOB prism pro skimmer on a 10 gallon QT for the new seahorses to recover from shipping stress.
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My little ponies have arrived looking beautiful, and perfect.  They are however being very finicky about eating.  I have bought live brine shrimp and harvested amphipods hoping to elicit a feeding response.
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« Reply #17 posted: 9 months ago »
Most of the live artemia unfortunately died overnight while being enriched which was disheartening.  I was able to get a netful to feed but he totally ignored it.  She did eat a few.

I was feeling desperate about him so I tried some of the harvested amphipods and to my delight he stretched out and snicked 2.  There are probably 40+ in the tank so both ponies may be eating when I am not looking.

Today he has lightened up in color which I will take as a sign that he is relaxing a little.

I have decided not to rush them into the display tank but rather wait until they are eating well.  Its big and they are not trained to eat from a feeding dish.
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With the new babies here, Eve is sort of getting left out so I thought I would take a pic of her.  She has lightened up in the new tank, which is cool.
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A better pic of the new ponies, Ruth and Boaz.  A shipment of ghost shrimp came today and to my dekight they are little.  My little ponies perked right up and began their deadly hunt.  The hapless shrimp did not have a chance!
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Finally Boaz decided that he would eat frozen mysis.  Ruth has been eating it like a champ.  I am anxious to move them to the display tank but they are little and I am a little worried they could go go over the overflow if I don't do something to block it. 

They are beautiful ponies.  Boaz has a lovely striped pattern and Ruth is white with a beauty mark on her nose.
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I added a powerhead to the back bottom left so I needed to cover it up.  I used rock, coral and dragon's breath.
That changed the scape a bit.  I think I still like it?
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https://youtu.be/5MssKF7g5iE

The first video of the new display so it can be viewed in the round.  I must warn you that the music is repetitive so you might want to mute it.
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https://youtu.be/tSPH5qTEuJQ

The new ponies are in the display and doing wonderfully.  This is Ruth trying to get Eve's attention.

https://youtu.be/ddoQzfuDI_o

This second video is even funnier.  Boaz is trying a more flirtatious approach and Eve is having none of it.  She actually sort of snicks at him although there was no sound.  He got the message however.

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Re: Upgrading my tank in Adam's honor!

« Reply #24 posted: 8 months ago »
Ruth and Boaz adjusted to the display tank as if they had always lived there!  In fact Boaz right away began nestling up to Eve, my big female and although she was not thrilled with him at first, persistence eventually paid off.  Yesterday she and Boaz courted all afternoon and into the evening.  The only reason Boaz is not pregnant today is his inexperience to accept her eggs, which ended up on the bottom of the tank instead of his pouch.
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« Reply #25 posted: 8 months ago »

The view I see from our couch!  Happy Thanksgiving to all.
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