Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-05-2006, 12:56 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 40
New Seahorse

Hi gang,

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!

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Black96WS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 05:20 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
h8z2luze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Nor*Cal
Posts: 1,405
Send a message via AIM to h8z2luze Send a message via MSN to h8z2luze Send a message via Yahoo to h8z2luze
Sorry I know nothing abot them but that is a really cool addition! I heard they are hard to care for and require special attention. But they are really awesome! Good luck!
__________________

__________________
h8z2luze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 10:00 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fluff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 11,423
My guess would be H. Reidi.
__________________
~Cindy
Fluff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 10:10 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Boston
Posts: 131
Fluff is right (again!). That's what I have.
Seahorse.org is your best source for seahorse info.
__________________
GinaD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 10:47 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 40
I took some more pics, it's either Reidi or Kuda, still not sure! I don't see a bunch of thin lines, just spots (I know it's impossible to tell in that photo) so it's definitely not Erectus.

I took some more shots, but because he's moving around this morning exploring his new territory, they all came out blurry. Here are the best three:








Still can't get to the Searhorse.org forums at all
__________________
Black96WS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 11:02 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Boston
Posts: 131
Maybe they're having trouble sending you an email. You have to go thru the email they send you to activate your account.
__________________
GinaD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 11:44 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by GinaD
Maybe they're having trouble sending you an email. You have to go thru the email they send you to activate your account.
Hi Gina, yeah I did that and got a "Thank you black96ws6. Your registration has been successful. The administrator wishes to preview all new registered accounts before posting permissions are granted. The administrator has been notified of your registration."

I understand not being able to post, but not even being able to read any of the forums is not fun at all! I can't even see what others are talking about...
__________________

__________________
Black96WS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
seahorse

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
seahorse question regarding filtration ilostnemo Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12 02-15-2010 08:04 PM
Seahorse help! ThrowedToad Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 04-15-2009 08:24 PM
Need help with seahorse.... Lonewolfblue Aquaria Off-Topic 4 06-11-2007 10:10 AM
MY first seahorse! Finally! flamingonhot New Acquisitions 10 08-24-2006 03:08 PM
dwarf seahorse? EdgarMedina1010 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 08-04-2006 09:40 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.