Re:Stocking first Seahorse tank…

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Reverend_Maynard
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Thanks for the great advice, Pete.

Everyone is eating very well now. I think they may have just needed to get used to the baster. When I fed them their first feeding today of frozen mysis enriched with selcon they all seemed to get a healthy share. When I put in a dozen live red shrimp for supper, it was amazing how much they all perked up and really went after those shrimp! Most of the time you get the impression that they don’t get around that well, but they sure showed they can move once those shrimp started swimming by.

I will definitely try to locate one of those fake cup corals for my feeder station. I don’t mind the target feeding much, but it would be great to have them trained to go to the same spot everytime for their dinner. It seems like it would be a lot cleaner than spraying the caulerpa, too.

I would also like to hatch brine shrimp for them as a treat when the red shrimp run out. Do you recommend feeding h. erectus bbs or aldults, enriched with spirulina and/or selcon?

My new additions are more comfortable in thier new home with each passing day and I am confident that my horses will continue to settle in nicely, and nutrition shouldn’t be a problem. I’d say they are doing as well as any fish I’ve acquired, most of which have only had the short drive home from the lfs to contend with, rather than being shipped half way around the world!


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