Pete Giwojna

Dear Paulo:

Thanks for the update, sir! It’s good to hear that your stallion is back to normal again and with a healthy appetite, and you are most welcome to any and all of the information I can provide to help keep your seahorses happy and healthy.

Yes, I suspect you’re right, Paulo — infertility problems in Hippocampus are rare and the chances are very good that the ponies will pair up successfully during their next breeding cycle and produce a brood of healthy young. My only concern would be if the strain of Hippocampus reidi you obtained were severely inbred; inbreeding does increase the risk of fertility problems and complications during pregnancy.

However, nowadays all breeders practice multigenerational rearing and are very careful to begin their breeding projects with sufficient broodstock from different bloodlines in order to a limited any possibility of inbreeding, as is the case with all strains of Ocean Rider seahorses, so in all probability your ponies have no such problems.

Best of luck with your new Hippocampus reidi and all their future offspring, sir!

Pete Giwojna

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