Re:No Mate

Pete Giwojna

Dear Nigel:

Yes, sir — the ultraviolet sterilizer was a very nice addition. It should certainly help to control the incidence and spread of disease in your seahorse tank.

It’s very encouraging that it’s been a month with no further sign of disease in your seahorse tank. That’s significant because the incubation period for most disease organisms is less than that.

Things are looking good, Nigel, but I would give it another couple of weeks to be on the safe side while you concentrate on maintaining optimal water quality and "vacuuming" the uppermost portion of your aquarium substrate to maintain healthy conditions. And be sure to keep the quartz sleeves on your UV sterilizer clean and to replace the lamp regularly in accordance with the instructions to keep it as effective as possible.

If all continues to be well at the end of two more weeks, then I would say you could go ahead and order some replacement females. Click on Mustangs and then check the box for "Single Medium Mustang." Then be sure to specify that you want females only to serve as mates for the males you already have in the "Comments" section of the online order form.

Best of luck with your seahorses, Nigel. Here’s hoping the new female(s) pair up with your stallions and produce many healthy offspring for you, sir!

Happy Trails!
Pete Giwojna

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