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November 27, 2010 at 4:02 am #1851Pete GiwojnaModerator
I am looking for a stallion for my Kelloggi mares.
I have not been able to find a kelloggi stallion anywhere and the mares require long quarantines as they are raised in near septic conditions in net pens in S.E. Asia. They arrive weak, medicated and fragile. That having been said, When nursed back to health they are hardy and very adaptable to life in an aquarium
I have three HK mares, a reidii mare and stallion. The Kelloggi range in age from one and a half to three years and are gregarious pets that actively solicit for food, are extremely active, and hound my H.R. for attention constantly, imitating his colorations and markings and flaunting themselves shamelessly.
If there is anyone out there that has had success breeding H.K. I would love to hear from you. If you have stallions available I would certainly give them a great home.
Also, While I am here, Thanks again for your course Pete! I refer back to it constantly.
ScottNovember 30, 2010 at 6:56 am #5221Pete GiwojnaGuest
Congratulations on your success with the female Hippocampus kelloggi, sir! It sounds like you did an outstanding job of nursing them back to health under difficult circumstances and acclimating them to your aquarium conditions. Well done!
Unfortunately, I know of no one here in the United States that is raising the H. kelloggi successfully because of the sort of difficulties you have described with the newly imported specimens.
I am thinking that your best bet to find a H. kelloggi stallion for your lonely mares is to check the local fish stores in your area regularly. The pen raised H. kelloggi are still imported from Southeast Asia on occasion and appear in pet stores sporadically. You may need to find one or more males that have slipped through and made it all the way to one of your local dealers, and then carefully nurse them back to health just as you did with your females.
Best of luck finding partners for your females, Scott. It’s good to hear that you have found the training lessons to be useful.
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