Reply To: Dwarf seahorse

Pete Giwojna

Dear TriWolf:

Yes, sir, sexy shrimp should do just fine with the Halocaridina rubra Hawaiian volcano shrimp.

Past their first instar, brine shrimp (Artemia nauplii) are filter feeders that will ingest anything that is suspended in the water column with them, so phytoplankton is indeed a good form of enrichment for brine shrimp. Vibrance 1, the original Vibrance formulation, is also ideal for enriching baby brine shrimp, as are Selcon and many other additives. Let me know if you would like to discuss enriching baby brine shrimp in more detail, TriWolf.

Newborn dwarf seahorses (Hippocampus zosterae) are different than Hippocampus erectus seahorse fry. Because the newborn dwarfs eat the same foods as the adults, they can be raised in the main tank right along with their parents as long as you can maintain an adequate feeding density in the main tank.

Best of luck with your pygmy ponies!

Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Tech Support

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