Seahorse doing well and more on the way.

Claire Bear

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I have one healthy seahorse that appears to be doing well. They are not loners but do best in groups/herds-or at least a pair. I have ordered three female H. erectus and they will be here next week-I hope.
I decided that I would have to bite the bullet and do it but I ordered from a different source this time. It is Seahorse Source.
I know I said the last group was the last but given the lone survivor and I really want to hang on to spunky-he is hilarious watching the clownfish-those eyes are captivating!
So, there we go! I started something and I would like to finish it-hoping this is not a huge mistake!
 

aliray

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I have my fingers crossed for you. I am so sorry you lost the others. I had no idea how expensive they were. They are so darn cute. Think positive. Do you know if the one you have is a male? Alison
 
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Claire Bear

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I believe it is a male. And if not aliray, it could transition to a male at some point.
 

aliray

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Wow that's neat! I think I am going to have to read up on them as I know nothing about them. Alison
 

1971roadrunner

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I'm sure these horses will do well, the problem you had was a one we keepers have which there is little control over. Great luck with the new ones and keep us posted.

* you did help me, in that I went over my surge protector situation - thank you
 
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Claire Bear

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Thanks 1971roadrunner and I hope so. I think I have learned my lesson as well. I spoke to the owner, Dan of Seahorse Source today.
His wife called yesterday and talked with my spouse. One thing they stressed was acclimating in a 10 gallon tank with an airline to assure that they are eating. They also suggested putting paper on three sides of the Q tank (I had read this as well) and leaving them there a bit to acclimate-maybe a week or so, This way, if they are not eating, I will be able to spot it right away. He said that sometimes seahorses have a hard time with change and that that may have been the issue. We talked about my setup and he seemed to believe that I have it set up appropriately. He also agreed that a water issue would have effected the scooter blenny and inverts but they were fine. So, we will do all the steps he suggested and see what happens-I really have a good feeling about the Seahorse Source! Dan and his wife were awesome!
 

1971roadrunner

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claireputput ,I don't mean to pressure you but have you made some changes to surge protectors or heaters etc...?

*I found many online that are more reliable than the ones we find on "even" quality power strips and these are inexpensive and simple to add.
 
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Claire Bear

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Yes, 1971roadrunner. I went to BRS and was going to buy the heater but hesitated. I pulled the heater and after talking to Dan at Seahorse Source, I have decide to completely remove the heater.
I am in need of replacing about 5 heaters-have pulled three of the five and have added surge protectors to all tanks at this point.
 

1971roadrunner

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OK, great research on your part again...may I once again suggest one if needed - JBJ? These are expensive if needed but save money and worry in the long run...highly recommend.



* I've had mine for nearly three years and all those I deal with at my Saltwater club and my own research have had them for longer with no worry and really like 'em.
 
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Claire Bear

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Thanks 1971roadrunner, good to know. I may have at least one of those. I have purchased so darn many items based on suggestions!
All good-at least most!
And on a great note-
LITTLE SPUNKY IS SNICKERING AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, knock on wood, looks like, at least at the moment my seahorse is out of the woods!
 

1971roadrunner

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You rock Claire and will pull this through.

* Hey, I just met Jon Bon JovI at my delI while I was getting an bacon, egg & cheese. I was never a big fan of his but my girlfriend (starry eyed) fell in love with him !?
 
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Lucy

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That's great new Clair!
So happy for you and Spunky!
 
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Claire Bear

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Here is a current picture Lucy and 1971roadrunner

spunky and the clown.png

Sorry to burst the bubble but I love Bon JovI as well!
Thanks Lucy, it is looking very good! I have a clown in the holding tank with him and may move it out or wait with them together until the other seahorses get here-just not sure at this point!
 

1971roadrunner

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that guy has nothing on me !
 
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Claire Bear

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Update: Still in the breeder net with the clown. Moving around and keeping an eye on the clown. Seems to have pulled through and is regularly eating now. I am not preparing any more baby brine shrimp at this time but have it full time on Mysis shrimp!
 

aliray

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When are you getting the new babies? He is so cute, glad to hear he is still doing well. Alison
 
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Claire Bear

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HI aliray. They will be here on the 9th of January-if weather permits. I hope that with all my experience, they do fine. This guy is a real trooper!
 

aliray

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Clairputput, Glad to hear, looking forward to more pics. Alison
 

Kat66

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I'm wishing you the best of luck with your new seahorses , however I feel the need to let you know seahorses do not change sex. Sometimes it may seem like they do , a late blooming male may look like a female until his pouch is fully formed , and a female can have what looks like a psudo pouch which is really just a patch of skin. She will still produce eggs and will pair up and mate with a male.
I love my seahorse too , they have loads of personality !

Kat
 
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Claire Bear

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Thanks Kat66, I had done some research and thought I had found that the H. erectus can and does change their sex. I will reread through my info and do a search of the web.
I do know clownfish are capable of this and when I saw this regarding the H. erectus, I felt relief.
Of course given that might not be a possibility, perhaps later I will actually find another.
BTW, the lone survivor is awesome and very healthy now!
 

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