New pics of my 8 week old Seahorses

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    I took some new pictures today of my 8 week old seahorses. Enjoy!


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    The Saltwater mixing station:

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    4 of the 6 brine cultures:

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    The left side has the 6 week old, the 8 week old are on the right:

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    Since they are constantly outgrowing their home, this is going to be their next home very soon:

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    Here is a video of the little guys! PLEASE turn down the volume on your computer. There is an air pump that was next to the camera that magnified the sound enough to break an ear drum!!! It really isn't that loud in person.

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    Ok, can someone tell me how to post a video?
     
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    Very cool pics - are the multi coloured cable ties supposed to be what humans normally hang over babies in their cots?;)
     
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    LOL, the cable ties are used as hitching posts. They are cheap, and easy to remove for cleaning. Without hitching posts the fry become exhausted and use up all of their energy, and die.
     
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    Stunning Brenda
     
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    WOW!!! Great work you are doing over there!!! I think if only 1 out of 10 reefers dedicate their time and effort towards a species we would have stunning conservation figures... NICE JOB!!!:thumbup:
     
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    well done... keep up the great work.:thumbup:
     
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    Absolutely amazing job, Brenda! Great show! BTW: What species of sea-horse is that?
     
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    Copy and paste either the IMG or HTML code into your post, I think :p
     
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    Thank you everyone!

    These are H. reidi. Total between the 6 and 8 week old I have about 400. I'm picking up another batch on Friday along with 4 three month old southern erectus that will hopefully produce some healthy fry for me some day.

    Jaco, it is a lot of work! But SOOOOOOOOO rewarding if you can get them to adults.

    I've had several failed attempts. I keep trying to improve my system. There have been times when I've think I've got it right, and I go pick up another batch, and I watch it fail misserably in less than 30 seconds. Then I'm scrambling around trying to make it work. My worst attempt, I lost 526 in 3 days! That was depressing! But I keep trying! This is by far my best yet, and I still see things that need to improve.
     
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    Very cool pics.well done... keep up the great work.
     
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    thats is sooo cool, really great and best of luck
     

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