Seahorse babies!

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    So yesterday morning my male seahorse delivered a bunch of babies. Which is good because i was really worried he had a pouch problem but bad because i was not prepared and most of them died/were eaten. It was a bad morning . . . .

    But i figured i would post some pics.

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    I did manage to save 3 of them and i put them in my cheato/pod culture jar and the above is the pic of one swimming around. Sadly one of them died later that night, but i got to take some better pics then

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    that is my pinky by the way, which measures in a mere 5/16 of an inch

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    Anyways, the there are still two alive (hopefully, ive been at work the past few hours) and while one is looking not so hot the other is looking pretty good. I dont have high hopes of raising these guys, but im going to try to raise a few from another hatch. There are also a bunch of local reefers interesting in trying to raise them, so hopefully someone will have some success with them!
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Wow, that's incredible! Good job -- your parent horsies must be happy. Don't feel bad about the ones that died -- there's nothing you can do for them if you weren't expecting them.
     
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    That is awesome!!!!

    Next time, you should be ready for them and maybe save a few!!!
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Cath is going to be jealous. :(
     
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    Those little sluts didnt even wait for me to finish vacuuming out their dead before they started flirting with each other. So yes, i think they are very happy. The male has put back on his sexy colors and is looking very charming.

    Anyways, now im doing research on the different methods of rearing them instead of doing thermo hw . . . .
     
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    thermo homework.... things get hot if you put them in an oven and get cold when you put them in the fridge:mrgreen:

    Good luck on raising them, hope they arent like Biff's clowns
     
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    yes, bj you are correct, things get hot in the oven and cold when you put them in the fridge. The real question is: how complicated can we make it?

    The answer is not pretty.
     
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    Oh wow! That's awesome. Congrats on having healthy parents that's willing to mate for you. :)
     
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    I have vague recolections of thermo dynamics from my chemistry classes 10 years ago.
     
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    thats awesome, I wish i had the space for seahorses right now :)
     
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    Very cool. Hopefully next time......
     
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    I still have one baby alive, and it is actually looking really good * knock on wood*
     
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    RIP lil horsey by your left pinky. :(
     
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    Did the one survivor survive?
     
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    no : ( but he did survive almost a week, which i better than i expected
     
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