Re:What if my seahorses have babies??


You’re not going to believe this! I wrote that post last night before I went to bed asking about the second tank for babies. And this morning I notice some crazy behavior with my seahorses. I watched them for a good long time and signed online to look up a few things on here as well as consulted a few books I have ~ and I confirmed my suspicions…..they were mating! Isn’t this unusual???? I’ve only had them for a week!! This is the complete opposite of anything I’ve ever read. I’ve read so many things about them having to get used to and comfortable in their new environment and its not unsusual for them NOT to mate for a few months when transferred to their new home etc. But then theres me… week and mine are mating. I have three adults (two male and one female) and one female approx six months old, maybe a little younger (she hid most all day). So after five or so hours, I noticed one of the males latched onto the female and soon as you know it, her eggs come out and floated to the bottom of the tank. Now, I’m not sure how long they had been latched together……..couldn’t of been very long, because I was sitting right there watching them, so I don’t know if any eggs were transferred at all. Any signs I can look for?

Gee, and I thought my question for the nursery tank was premature. Good thing I asked when I did………10 g bare bottom tank up and running. Thanks for all the info. I’m getting ready to read through the threads you suggested.

Thanks again.

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