Re:baby seahorses!!!


well, 4 weeks later and i still have 42 babies. i’ve lost a total of 10 so far, 6 in the first week, and 4 more at about 2 1/2 weeks. they are eating mostly 1-2 day old brine shrimp and are starting to occasionally eat small amounts of frozen cyclops. they ignore mysis – i think it’s still too big. 3 more questions:

1. i still have them in an "in tank" nursery, although i have upgraded them to a 1-gallon container. i’m considering putting in a tank divider soon to give them more room in the tank. can you give me an idea how much room they will need as they grow, and how many i will ultimately be able to keep in a 55 gallon tank?

2. at what point should i be expecting all these little guys to die?? from everything i’ve heard, i didn’t expect them to survive the first week, much less the first month. or is it typical for them to survive a couple of months, but still die before becoming fully grown? that would really stink, as my kids are starting to NAME them…

3. there is a "runt" among them (his name is clifford) that is literally about half the size of the rest. he seems healthy and is eating well, just not growing as fast. should i isolate him from the others to make sure he’s getting enough to eat, or just leave well enough alone?

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