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Caps and erectus

« posted: 2 years ago »
Some more pix from 2005.

1. Week old H. capensis fry
2. Interesting colored erectus juvie.
3. One of my erectus "For Sale" pix with silver saddles.
4. cap fry with one large one up top from a previous brood. I was just about getting a handle on raising the caps when a 100 degree heat wave decimated my seahorses. Tank temps reached into the low 90's in my house. I rushed down to Sears and bought an AC unit but it was too late for the caps. Only the big one made it.
5. A new 60 gallon tank to house my best brood stock.
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Re: Caps and erectus

« Reply #1 posted: 2 years ago »
 Always a good day if you get sea horse eye candy!  Pair of my erectus with tiger tail in the middle!

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Very pretty horses Laurasea
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Whow, really gorgeous.  So the erectus fry hitch at birth like dwarfs?
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Whow, really gorgeous.  So the erectus fry hitch at birth like dwarfs?

Not all of the time Maddy. In the 1960's book the Encyclopedia of Seahorses they list H. erectus as three separate species. Now days they just have northern and southern erectus with some hitching at birth but not always. The horses I got from DanU @ seahorsesource had fry that hitched at birth but all the previous erectus I bred did not. When they do hitch right away it allows me to house them in 10 gallon tanks instead of fish bowls. 

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« Reply #5 posted: 2 years ago »
Bruce, that is very interesting about three different erectus, I agree with you as I have long thought there was more of a difference in erectus species than appreciated.  I am thinking subspecies.  In my picture the big girl is a southern, wild caught from Caribbean, while the smaller male partially seen in the corner is northern captive bred.  Quite a difference and not all due to individuality.. now hearing the hitching difference of erectus fry makes me think we have more to learn.   The pictures I have seen of wild erectus from more northerner range they appear more compact and more lined, while southernmost often have saddles and are larger. 
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Whow, really gorgeous.  So the erectus fry hitch at birth like dwarfs?

Just occurred to me that you may be referring to the fry pictured above as erectus but but they are Hippocampus capensis fry.  :)
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