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December 24, 2007 at 11:09 am #1328billiejharrisMember
I am safely back from diving in Indonesia and have some great photos to share with you (pigmy seahorses) that I took. Before I left I had left a message that I thought one of my seahorses was pregnant. After arriving home I know that he is about to burst. I moved him into a netted area in my existing tank for him to have his babies tonight and he was not happy about the move. I turned off the lights to hopefully settle him down. It would be great to have babies for Christmas……….if he continues to be unhappy I will put him back in the tank without the netting. I am hoping to be able to save the babies without the bottom dwellers and gobbies eating them. If I am successful in making this happen, what do I feed the babies and should I immediately put him back with the other seahorses or wait a few days? I AM SO EXCITED………..PLEASE RESPOND TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS OF : [email protected]
ps – I had read a message from someone from Indonesia about white seahorses with no eyes FYI I asked all of the divers and divemasters that I came in contact with and noone had seen such. Who knows.January 3, 2008 at 12:42 am #3932Pete GiwojnaGuest
Congratulations on your Christmas babies! All of the information you requested on feeding and rearing seahorse fry has been sent to the e-mail address you listed.
I would return the pregnant male to the main tank and allow him to give birth there in the company of his female, since that will be less stressful for him and he will remate shortly after delivering his babies.
There is little danger that your bottom scavengers or gobies will predate the newborn seahorses since they will gather near the top of the aquarium where they are attracted by the light, allowing you to carefully scoop them up and transfer them to a nursery tank.
Best of luck with your pregnant male in his progeny, Billie!
Post edited by: Pete Giwojna, at: 2008/01/02 19:44
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