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May 21, 2006 at 8:39 pm #819hooze1Member
Hello all- I recently lost my male Yellow Brazilero about two days after he gave birth to yet another brood of healthy fry. He kept trying to expel something from his pouch, then turned a dark color, quit eating, and my efforts to massage and rinse his pouch with syringe did not save him. Maybe if I had acted sooner, or not at all? Now, I want to rematch my female with a suitable mate.
Will a Red Brazilero mate with a Yellow? Is it possible to add another Brazilero and reasonably expect them to pair off? My yellow female seems OK, now three weeks after the death of the male, and is eating and I believe flirting with the male Mustang.
My tank conditions test OK and my Mustangs are healthy and lovely, and delivering new fry every 3 weeks or so. Should I try to introduce a single male, or wait and get another mated pair?
As always I thank you for your time.
Post edited by: hooze1, at: 2006/05/21 17:08May 22, 2006 at 4:31 am #2534LeslieGuest
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your Brazileros.
The red and yellow Brazileros are the same species just different color morphs. They can certianly pair off and and breed. Most seahorses if given the opportunity will choose a seahorse of the same species over another species, so you should be fine introducing a single male.
I like to do a water change or 2 after a loss as well as waiting a few weeks before any new additions are introduced.
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