I'm hoping someone can assist in identifying what species of seahorse I just purchased.
I signed up for SeaHorse.org, but I can't get to any of the forums. I haven't been validated by the admin yet, so that may be why.
Here is a pic:
I purchased him/her tonight from the LFS
for $50. He/she (from now on I'll just say "him") is a captive bred specimen.
I knew enough to ask the store what they fed him, and they gave the right answer in "enriched frozen mysis shrimp". I also asked that they feed him for me so I could watch. All the seahorses in the tank (there were about 5) looked healthy, and they all readily snapped up the large frozen mysis shrimp.
So, I picked the smallest one, picked up a large frozen "platter" of mysis shrimp, and a bottle of GVH fish food soak (Garlic, Vitamins, HUFAs).
I placed him in my main tank, a 35 gallon tall hex aquarium. He's doing fine so far, I even saw him eat a copepod off the floor of the aquarium, reminded me of a grouper or lionfish, slow until close enough and then...WHAM! Sucked right up!
I read the care articles on seahorse.org, however I don't see a place where they said how often they should be fed. So if anyone knows what species I have, and how often they should be fed, let me know!