Reply To: Spikey Pregnancy


Dear Marti:

Ocean Rider Spikeys are Hippocampus barbouri seahorses, which have a gestation period of 14-21 days depending on the water temperature.

For water temperature of 76°F, I would estimate that a pregnancy would last around 17 days +/- 2 days. That’s just the guesstimate, but once they deliver their first brood of babies, the gestation period for your pair should remain very regular under the same conditions in your aquarium from brood to brood.

I will send you a species summary for the Spikeys via email, Marti, so that you can download it, save it on your computer, and look through the information at your convenience. The species summary includes a lot more information about the natural history and breeding habits of Hippocampus barbouri seahorses, so hopefully you will find it to be helpful.

Best of luck with your new pair of ponies!

Happy Trails!
Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Tech Support

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