Babies!

Discussion in 'Seahorses and Pipefish' started by vonjankmon, Feb 6, 2011.

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    vonjankmon

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    I didn't think about cooling the brine shrimp, that is an excellent idea!

    Will have to start giving that a try.
     
    vonjankmon, Apr 18, 2011
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    What are you going to do with all the kiddos if you can't find someone to take them all?! Geez that's a lot of seahorses! You are doing a great job keeping up with them!
     
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    I've got one person locally who is interested in some so if little Francis has more babies I can give some or all of them to them I hope. We'll see how many of what I have now live to adult hood, the tanks real over crowded but the overall survival rate is not fantastic so just chugging away as best I can and we'll see who lives.

    Right now I'm thinking I'll try and give away any new batches for a while and I am going to put Francis in the 20G before he gives birth this time now that I know it's him giving birth and I may leave him in there for a while to maybe break up the cycle. I like the babies but it has gotten way out of control and my DT is starting to suffer a bit for it. Some Dictoya macro algae that I let grow in my 90G DT a bit is getting a bit out of control and I've got some flatworms that I need to take care of, not very many and I think something in my tank is eating them because they seem to disappear for a day or two and then make an appearance and repeat. So I think I just need to do a good water change, pull out most of the Dictoya, which is probably holding onto a lot of detrius and clean things up a bit. I've also ordered a bunch more snails and tiny hermits as my CUC a bit slim right now. My hermits slowly get killed off by my pistol shrimp. They wander to close to its burrow entrance and I think it zaps them. I find dead hermits around that side of the tank periodically so I need to order more every 3-6 months. ;)
     
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    I think your seahorses are eating the flatworms, or at least mine did. When i freaked out and treated the tank for them they had more fun catching the buggers, it was quite cute.
     
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    i'm new to this and haven't started a tank yet... but i have to say this is simply crazy....! great work...
     
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    I just wanta say, that is amazing. You have done an excellent job. Once my cichlids in my frshwater started breeding i couldnt get them to stop. I had to get rid of the female so i could keep up with all the babys. Not saying get rid of him by any means. This is very cool though.


    GOOD LUCK!!!!
     
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    my cichlids breed every 18 days, i just leave them in the tank and let natural selection take place:)
     
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    yeah itbgot to the point i had over 75 in a 46 gallon. i got tired of it.
     
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    Such an amazing experience! They are sooooo adorable!!! Congratulations!
    So far, seahorses are my favorite! I wish I could have my own seahorse tank one day!
     
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