HELP! - I'm A DAD

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  1. lIghty

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    Hi all

    I'm a dad :)

    Just got home and found about 30-40 baby seahorse fry swimming about in my tank.

    Have been wanting to move the pregnant males to the nursery but wasn't to sure when to do this, but now know I should have done it yesterday:whistling: .

    So I've caught the fry, using a tot glass as to not expose them to the air, and put them in a glass bowl which is now floating in the nursery tank to acclimatise them.

    Got some Brine shrimp eggs bubbling in some water for food source.

    What else can I do?

    PLEASE HELP
     
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    Thanks Thalion

    ALL HELP WELCOME!
     
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    Sorry, no advise....but firstly congrats:thumbup: and secondly where the pics
     
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    How long before the brine shrimp hatch? These guys are going to get hungry.
     
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    Congrats bra
     
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    Thanks Guys:thumbup:

    They too small to get a pic of, they about 6-8mm.;)


    Alan, about 20hrs, But know my LFS has some hatched BBS, will get some in the morning to feed them.

    Wish I had started the greenwater and rotifiers last week!:(
     
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    Seahorse fry pics

    Tried to take some pics, here they are.

    Note how big they are compared to the 3mm thick glass!
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    Congrats Justin.That is super cool :)
     
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    That's absolutely awesome! Best of luck with feeding and raising them.
     
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    Thanks guys,

    Been feeding them BBS, they seem to be eating it.

    just one thing I can't understand is that some float and swim around below the surface?

    Any idea?

    But they so cute.
     
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    Thanks for the pics, congrats and best of luck.
     
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    thx Alan

    need a drink, this is stressful stuff.
     
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    LOL, i know the feeling, from when i used to breed discus.
     
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    Hi a pal of mine bred seahorse for a couple of years, one thing you must expect is a failure rate of around 90%, she gave up as she hated the losses, but that is nature for you, but if you raise 2 or 4 to adulthood it should be seen as a great success.
     
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    lighty hows your babys today :1eye:
     
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    congrats dude:) really cool to see, i think a female non reefer would have been slightly better prepared to give birth. Have you posted on other international forums, I am sure there is divce out there for ya....we can only give support LOL
     
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    Hi.

    Found one dead baby this morning, some are still floating on the surface, which I've read in normal, and the some are swimming around happier than ever.
     
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    Seahorse.org i think is a good one. (something like that)
     
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