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Seahorses babies

Discussion in 'Captive Propagation' started by little_fish, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. little_fish

    little_fish Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Hahaha stupid horse tricks. I ended up just gently uncovering the one that was buried and sucking him out some. When I left he was happily plugging around
  2. little_fish

    little_fish Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    So here are some pics i took of the baby that died last night. And that is my pinky btw, and my nail is 5/16 of an inch long



    I have no idea why that pic is coming up so big . . . sorry
  3. Ummfish

    Ummfish Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Poor little guy. It does look pretty big (for a new born).
  4. little_fish

    little_fish Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    i am truly astonished by how many babies of that size came from his pouch. I mean, he was fit to burst, but that just violates the time/space continuum.

    Wow, this is kinda like deja vu, i remember thinking the same thing earlier this summer with a baby zebra. Babies, are just strange
  5. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

  6. wirick181

    wirick181 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    that is cool
  7. Bandit52

    Bandit52 Copepod

    I was thinking of getting a couple seahorses for my tank after reading up about them. If anyone has any success hit me up! I just sold my aggressive fishies and am in the process of getting things for the little guys to hitch onto. :)
  8. little_fish

    little_fish Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Well, the babies wouldnt be ready for sale until they are around 4 months old, and considering i havent successfully managed to collect them so they can be raised you are looking at least 4-5 months from now.

    But below, are link to two excellent places to get them from. They come eating frozen, and they all captive breed. They are also state certified facilities, run by extremely friendly staff.



    What every you do, please research the seahorses before you get them. They are not an after thought fish, they need special care compared to your typical saltwater fish.
  9. Ummfish

    Ummfish Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    +1 on Seahorse Source. Them's good people.
  10. Quick question can a seahorse live in a mixed reef tank ie high flow and bigger passive fish i have 2 perc clowns a yellow tang and a convict tang in my 72
  11. little_fish

    little_fish Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Probably not, they really dont like open swimming fish, also i dont think they will get along very well with the clowns, the clowns are going to eat their food long before they do. They have to think about their food, consider it deeply before eating it. Plus, they like to live in herds, so you would about 8 in there and that would way overstock your system.

    They can handle the high flow as long as you have lots of hitching posts for them, ie gorgs, algea, nonslick rock. But you cant have any aggressive corals that will sting them if they hitch onto them.
  12. space

    space Prawn

    What ever happened to your seahorses?
  13. little_fish

    little_fish Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    They ended up catching some nasty infectious stuff and i couldnt care for them so i gave them away, but they still didnt make it. But im really getting the itch to try them again. That being said, anyone have a small biocube laying around i can buy for cheap?

    I learned a lot from the first time i had them, and i would do thing very different the second time and i think i would have much better success with them.
  14. the_fish_man

    the_fish_man Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Boogie has a 30 gallon for $40 up for sale right now really good deal
  15. the_fish_man

    the_fish_man Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

  16. little_fish

    little_fish Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    thanks fish man!
  17. Wicked Color

    Wicked Color Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Good to see you lurking there lil fish!
  18. little_fish

    little_fish Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Ya, ive been working down at the zoo in Albuquerque, in their vet clinic. Its been a little crazy, i haven seen my tank in 6 weeks. But im coming home saturday, so my smiling face will be popping up again. Apparently, my tank has gone wild since ive left and i need to clean house some. That being said, when is the next DBTC meeting planned?

    And yes, ill post pictures someday soon.
  19. I have experience raising the fry, I just lost my adult pair recently and I'm killer sad about it. I'd love to raise fry again. I'm in Englewood... I have set ups and everything ready for them. Please let me know, I could give you my number too and you can call or text me when there are more babies or if you have anything else!!! Thanks a bunch!
  20. little_fish

    little_fish Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Sadly I lost my pair as well, someday though I will reset up the seahorse tank.

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