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January 17, 2007 at 5:35 am #1080carrieincoloradoMember
Ok, I want to save up for a pair of Barbs, and I want to get them from OR. I am going to wait until the weather is more reasonable, (maybe a month or so) just in case anything happens in route… yesterday morning it was 25 below zero at my house, ugh!
So there are two options on OR\’s seahorses page. There are the Spikey\’s and the H. Barbouri. They are the same seahorse, but the prices are different. I sent them a message wondering about this about 6 weeks ago and never heard back from them. I want a mated pair, and even a pregnant male, but that\’s not a neccesity. Does anyone know what the differences are?January 17, 2007 at 11:03 pm #3301KrisGuest
The spikey’s and Barbouri are the same. What’s up with the price differnce tho?
Have you tried calling? Due to the time difference, you should be able to call after work!
Regards KrisJanuary 19, 2007 at 1:38 am #3309carrieincoloradoGuest
Hope no one minds, but I’m bumping this so it won’t be missed…January 19, 2007 at 3:29 am #3311Pete GiwojnaGuest
I asked Carol about the discrepancy with the listings for Hippocampus barbouri and she said it was due to a housekeeping problem on the website — the old listing for H. barbouri should have been removed when the current listing and adjusted price was put up. The Spikey (H. barbouri) listing for a price of $175 is correct, the other listing for $125 is outdated and scheduled to be removed as soon as possible.
Also, she mentioned that they are currently out of H. barbouri and won’t have more until the next crop of juveniles matures. So keep an eye on that situation and make inquiries as to their availability before you actually place an order.
Best of luck with all of your seahorses, Carrie! Here’s hoping things warm up a bit soon (we hit 33° below zero last night here in northern Minnesota).
Pete GiwojnaJanuary 19, 2007 at 5:21 am #3313carrieincoloradoGuest
Thanks for checking for me Pete! Brrrrr!! Hope you kept warm! It warmed up to about 15 below this morning…
I guess that will give me more time to save up… but a little longer than I though. So what do you think, about 4 months?January 20, 2007 at 7:35 am #3319Pete GiwojnaGuest
Actually, we don’t want it to warm up TOO much here right now — this is the prime hard-water fishing season in Minnesota (you need a good foot or two of ice to drive on it safely)! But a little warmer would be nice when you’re standing out on the ice baiting hooks and pulling up perch, walleyes, crappies, and the occasional trophy northern…
Carol says Ocean Rider probably won’t be offering Spikeys (Hippocampus barbouri) for sale again until this summer. They want to build up their numbers of mature specimens before they bring the next crop(s) to market.
Best of luck with the rest of your seahorses in the meantime, Carrie!
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