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leliataylor
Tue, 19th Dec 2017, 06:15 PM
A friend of mine has a seahorse that delivered fry that he was not in a position to raise so he gave them to me. They are now 93 days old and eating me out of house and home. Some are yellow, one is orange and some have cirri.285342853528536
The first picture is of one of the day old fry. The second picture is of one of the yellow fry and the third shows one with cirri.

alton
Wed, 20th Dec 2017, 06:46 AM
Very Nice and I like you showing us another use for tie wraps

leliataylor
Wed, 20th Dec 2017, 04:30 PM
They work really well for seahorse fry and aren't expensive.

leliataylor
Tue, 9th Jan 2018, 06:26 PM
I moved the youngsters out of their nursery and into a 58 gallon grow out tank today. Turned off the lights to let them settle in and just fed them a few minutes ago. They were back to wrestling with each other over food. I will see if I can't get some pics tomorrow of them in their "big ocean".

leliataylor
Wed, 10th Jan 2018, 10:03 AM
3 1/2 months old and really growing fast. They seem to be enjoying all the new room they have. The darker fry have a large amount of silver on them and lots of cirri. The yellow one's don't have as much silver or cirri (color does not show in the photos).

alton
Wed, 10th Jan 2018, 10:21 AM
Very Nice!

leliataylor
Wed, 10th Jan 2018, 10:33 AM
Very Nice!

Thanks Alton. Right now they can't decide where they want to hitch, just exploring everything. They remind me of my grandson at the park.

leliataylor
Thu, 11th Jan 2018, 04:18 PM
2 of them are now developing a pouch, caught the boys wrestling with each other and trying to dance with some of their siblings. Make that 3 males as of a minute ago.

envy
Sat, 20th Jan 2018, 06:05 PM
That is awesome. I was wondering if you have any info on care from do's to don't from personal experience. I am in the process of setting up a tank for them but I want to make sure before I get any seahorses everything is running good. I have some items ready but would prefer to get actual yes and no from someone with experience. I have found info online but never hurts to gain more knowledge from people who have actually had them or currently have them. Any info would be great and sorry for hijacking your thread.

leliataylor
Tue, 23rd Jan 2018, 03:09 PM
What is the size of tank you are setting up and what species do you plan to keep?

leliataylor
Wed, 7th Feb 2018, 07:53 PM
Here are some photos of my juvenile erectus. They will be 5 months old in 11 days. They are becoming rather large and have started to dance. These photos were taken of them in the nursery tub some of them aren't the best, especially of the males. They took off across the bottom of the tub to hide when I turned up the lights. Typical males.

leliataylor
Wed, 7th Feb 2018, 07:56 PM
Two of the males. Heading into shelter.