Saturday, May 18, 2013

Seahorse breeding tank - babies meet parents!

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Today we removed the partition that separated the lined seahorse parents from their young and they mingled together for the first time. The partition protected the young from being sucked against or into the filter system. As the video shows, the juveniles are two different ages; about three months apart. Seahorses love to cling to each other with their tails and often form chains of three or four seahorse all connected together, often attempting to move in different directions at the same time. In the above video they are feeding on live adult Artemia or brine shrimp, which they get many times a day, but also are fed Cyclopeeze and Mysis. Its easy to tell from the video why people like seahorses so much; they have a gentle and inquisitive nature - and are just a bit silly.

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