View Full Version : Baby Seahorse

03-13-2014, 08:15 PM
with all the seahorse threads popping up these days thought I would post a quick vid of some babies.


03-13-2014, 11:31 PM
Oh man, if you were in the Vancouver area, I'd be visiting every day. Great work. How many babies survived?

03-14-2014, 12:34 AM
I can't watch vids on my puter...what kind of seahorses do you have?

03-14-2014, 01:37 AM
I can't watch vids on my puter...what kind of seahorses do you have?

baby ones :mrgreen:

03-14-2014, 03:49 AM
baby ones :mrgreen:

Smrt. :twised:

The Grizz
03-14-2014, 04:06 AM
NICE!! Are you planning to sell any of them when they are big enough. Im just guessing cause its hard to tell but they kind of look like Reidi Kellogg.

03-14-2014, 06:29 AM
Im just guessing cause its hard to tell but they kind of look like Reidi Kellogg.
I don't know if you meant H. reidi OR H. kelloggi, OR hybridized H. reidi/kelloggi, but in any case, even seeing them live you most times can't correctly identify them just by viewing them. Many species you can't even be sure until they are past the juvenile stage.
They do have a high coronet though so that eliminates low/flat coronet species.

03-14-2014, 02:54 PM
thanks all for the kind words . They are erectus seahorses .< I think>
Was definitely a learning process but have about 50 survive in that batch.
although they are from the same parents some babies look completely different than others ,
They are eating Mysis now but I think I should wait another few weeks to get them bigger before selling.

03-14-2014, 03:06 PM
As mortality rates of juveniles are still high, good breeders don't usually sell the offspring until they have reached sexual maturity when odds of success are much better.
I never sold any of my H. reidi before they were at least 6 months old because there are still some "late bloomers" where apparent females end up really being late developing males.

03-14-2014, 03:21 PM
thanks for the tip Ray.
I can partially contribute some of my success to all the tips and information ive got off you from different seahorse sites.

03-14-2014, 04:16 PM
If I was looking to get a sea horse what kind of care do they require ?
I thought they are only pod eatters and stayed away !

03-14-2014, 08:59 PM
You can check the links at the bottom of "My Thoughts...." link in my signature.
Very basically, it's best to keep them in pairs or more but you need minimum 29g tank for the first pair with an additional 15g for each additional pair.
Best to keep the tank between 68 and 74 for health reasons.
Requires water to be kept cleaner than a reef tank, again for health reasons, and they dirty the water quickly as they don't eat all pieces of food, and, when they snick their food they masticate it and pass particulate matter out through the gills that sometimes looks like a cloud but is further degrading water quality.
You can't test for this "dirty" water, but in time it allows nasty bacteria like vibriosis types to take over with damage/deaths to seahorses so extreme husbandry is required for the long term survival which should be 5 yrs and more.