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Old 09-16-2014, 05:05 PM
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So I have been keeping Seahorses on and off for almost 10 years. I've made lots of mistakes but can honestly say now that I think I've got a handle on it. We decided to upgrade my small nano type tank which housed 1 kuda for almost year to a 100 gallon tank with a 40 gallon sump. I'm PUMPED!!! So now I need more Seahorses. I would like to work my way up to at least 10-15 but want to go slow. Is there anyone out there that is selling captive bred (not net pen) Seahorses?? I will travel as far as Edmonton.

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Old 09-16-2014, 05:19 PM
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Incredible Aquariums might still have some, they ship.

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Old 09-16-2014, 05:27 PM
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Those are beauties!

I'm not sure how I feel about having such a delicate creature shipped to me though. Plus I am not sure I live in a place where Fedex or UPS would deliver such an item.
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Old 09-16-2014, 05:38 PM
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Unless you find a local breeder they will always be shipped, either to you or your retailer, not sure there's a big difference. The best horses I ever had were shipped from Australia, shipping within Canada should be a breeze. With livestock shipping I always pick up from the depot, track the order myself and plan accordingly so no reason you can't do that even if it means using an Edmonton Depot.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:46 PM
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The parents of the ones Incredible Aquariums have were shipped from Florida so across Canada should be no problem.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:33 PM
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I was hoping maybe there was someone in Etown that was a breeder. I hate paying shipping.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:37 PM
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Well I think even if you did find a breeder (which I'm not aware of) in Edmonton you'd pay more for the same quality horse. Also looks to be around $40 flat rate shipping so if Cold Lake qualifies that's a lot cheaper than driving close to 600km round trip.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:25 AM
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Big Al's in Edmonton was selling captive bred H.Erectus for $80 a couple weeks ago. If I remember correctly they were in the 3-4" range. Whether they still have any or if they are from a local breeder I couldn't say.
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:52 AM
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I saw some at Pisces yesterday. Dont remember the breed but I'm sure a quick call and you can find out.
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