Tigertail seahorses

Discussion in 'Seahorses and Pipefish' started by Aquagrrl, Dec 19, 2011.

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    Aquagrrl

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    I thought I'd share a few pictures of my tigertail seahorses. They're my pride and joy right now even though I have a few species. They're having tons of babies at the moment, so that helps my affection. ;)
     

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    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing, the tiger tails are some of my favorites!
     
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    Great pictures!
     
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    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

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    Awesome! According to your profile you're in New Berlin, which is where I'm at! My wife and I have been thinking about setting up a seahorse tank
     
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    Cool. How big are they?
     
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    Thanks everyone! I really like these guys and it took me a long time to get a healthy pair. I want to get another pair, but its tricky because they come in so small from the vendor, not much larger than what I'd consider fry.

    Adults are around 5". The biggest fry I have are around 2 inches. They're small for their age (3.5 months, the 3rd picture) because they've been very fickle about switching to frozen.

    Northstar, if you decide to get seahorses, I wouldn't consider H. comes as a first seahorse. They're somewhat touch. H. erectus is near bullet proof. I happen to have those too if you're looking for any. :)
     
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    Thats awesome. Congrats
     
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    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

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    Definitely would be H. Erectus if we do a seahorse tank - I'd set up a 60 gallon cube for them. I've taking the seahorse training course from the seahorse place in Hawaii (seahorses.org I think it is)

    I just thought 'small world' when I found someone else in New Berlin!
     
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    Beautiful pics of your seahorses...good job.
     
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    Yup, another New Berliner. There are a few seahorse keepers in the area, though I haven't talked to most of them in a while. Are you a member of the Wisconsin Reef Society?
     
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    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

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    I have paid dues for the WRS, but most of the meetings are a fairly good distance from where I am so I haven't really been actively participating. The forum for WRS is where I found out about Best Fish - that alone is worth a few years of dues in my opinion
     
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    Hey, these pics are photo of the month grade!!
     
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    motorcyclereefer I am Graffiti Petey

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    Very cool.
     
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    It's been several months since I posted, but I thought I'd share an update. The parents haven't been producing, much to my chagrin, but the babies they have produced are growing well. Some have even started to develop pouches!

    The photos are of the same seahorses, I moved the biggest to a different tank with light colored hitching posts, and they decided to change lighten up.
     

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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    How beautiful, Aqua!! Congrats!
     
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    They look great!!
     
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    what amazing photos
     
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