April 4, 2012 at 10:54 pm #1948skyguyncaMember
Well our Erectus pair have been breeding non-stop since mid December. They go from giving birth right back into mating with only a few weeks between broods. The latest brood is so far the best surviving and growing batch yet. I have lost 65 fry but still have 31 with most measuring over a centimeter in length and were born on the 19 of March. Most seem to be growing very rapidly. My Male is about to give birth again soon, his pouch is already swelling up so I figure I have maybe 7 to 12 more days to have another fry tank built.
The online article “A Scalable Method of Raising Hippocampus Erectus by Dan Underwood” is where I got the new fry tank design. It has made a huge difference in raising my fry. I went from one or two surviving to now just over 30 surviving so far. The way my Erectus pair are breeding it has me so busy with BBS hatching daily and two water changes a day on the one fry tank soon to become two. I have learned a great deal about seahorse care, sadly through failure and loosing quite a few.
Our household just over a year ago was seahorse bare, now we have over 40 Dwarf Seahorses, 14 standard seahorses, right now 31 fry and 22 pipefish with most of these being born right here in our tanks. Been busy so far and looks like this year is going to be the same. Looks like I am gonna have to build a much larger main tank for the den.
David and Sheena
San Jose, CA
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