Re:seahorse fry (reidi?)

#5287
kichikoi
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Hi, Pete!

Still working on trying to get some of the Reidi fry to survive…
So far a week is the best we’ve done.
Up until this point all of the previous fry have succumbed to the "air bubble."
I have not given up yet!

The 4th batch was born in the wee hours and was a very stressful time for me. While I was calmly suctioning out the fry with a turkey baster I noticed one of the males hunting in the back corner of the tank. Evidently the two larger males of a different species that are also in the tank have decided that the fry are food! At that point as quickly as the fry popped up from daddy’s delivery hiding spot, I removed them to the kreisel nursery.
However, using a pump with water or the air pump it didn’t seem to matter.
I sadly lost them to the "air bubble."

We’re on our 5th batch of fry born on Sunday 2/20 very early in the morning.
This time both mom and dad were removed to a 20 gal. nursery tank (with water taken from their tank) late Saturday night. After delivery they were returned to the main tank. I don’t know for sure who was more stressed with this, them or me! However, within a few of hours of delivery they were once again in their mating mode and seemed to be ok.

The 20 gal is sectioned off with a divider. The fry were born in, and are in the narrow section with a spray bar to mimic the Kreisel effect.
However, even with more depth to help keep them from staying on the surface, I still found within a few hours that a large majority of the fry once again have the air bubble!

Thanks for all of the information you’ve sent! Hopefully It’ll pay off sometime in the near future!

Thanks,
Karen


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