I have a 30" tall 50 gallon with two pipe fish, gorgonian corals and four black Brazilian seahorses (H. Reidi), two female and two male.
I got a surprise when I checked the tank last Thursday morning; a tank full of seahorse fry. I got all of them into a 5 gallon and they were looking great initially! I went to seahorse.org and read all I could. Unfortunately, I lost all of them after a week.
Here's the set up, and feeding I was using;
Five gallon with a 2# piece of live rock removed from my main tank.
50% water change using water from main tank every day; it's parameters are perfect, nitrates near zero. It also has a bunch of free swimming copepods in the water
Fed small amounts of baby brine, rotifers and cyclopeeze 4 times a day, liquid plankton once a day.
Piece of live haetomorpha algae for hitching and nitrate control
Heater set at 78, lights on for 16 hours
Now my second male is getting ready to give birth. Please help, I'm sick about losing the first bunch...
What went wrong? What can I do to keep them healthy? LFS
recommended the set up I used, and something went wrong. I can't figure out what happened. I used seahourse.org as a reference, and still lost them...