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Old 10-08-2005, 09:08 PM   #1
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Visit to Draco Marine Aquaculture in Baltimore MD *UPDATE*

I had the opportunity to visit Draco Marine today. It was awesome. More seahorses than I've ever seen, let alone in one place. And Jorge is very knowledgable, helpful and just a super nice guy. They currently breed three species of seahorse. (erectus, reidi and kudas) I walked away with a pair of erectus and a pair of reidi. Here are some pics of my visit. Anyone in the area interested in seahorses, I would encourage you to set up a visit to Draco Marine. They are currently working on a website. It's not finished yet but you can get their contact info from there. http://dracomarine.org/
It's my understanding that they will soon be fully operational and shipping will be available. I got the chance to listen to Jorge speak at MACNA this year and it was great getting to meet and talk with him one on one. Ok, here are some pics. Oh, and they also had several pairs of seadragons there that they are working with them in the hopes of propagating them. They were incredible.

The first pics is of his brooding stock. These horses were huge and very pregnant. The other pic, though it's hard to see, is a tank full of babies. Seems there was babies in every tank. lol
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Old 10-08-2005, 09:13 PM   #3
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And the dragons....
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Wonderful! and best of luck with this batch. If yours do well, I just may get a few in the spring. Sure wish he had barbouri....where are the pics of yours?
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I have been lucky enough to have seen the leafy and weedy seadragons in the wild, diving off the east coast here. Beautiful creatures and a very reclusive species. Very lucky to have the dragons in Australia only. Its good to see they are trying to breed them rather than decline the small amounts that are already left. I have heard stories of American collectors paying upwards of $15,000 dollars for these guys. That was 2-3 years ago.
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Here are my new horses. The filamented ones are H. erectus. The yellows are H. Reidi. Have to excuse the air bubbles on the fake plant.
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Nice horses!!!

Got a few Q's, interested in them myself..

How much were they?

What are you feeding them?

Size of their tank/s?

Any other specs?
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Cool! Where in Baltimore are they located, I couldn't find the location on their website. And are they only going to have seahorses, or will they be having fish also?
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His prices vary depending on species from 50-65 ea. Very reasonable. They are feeding strictly on mysid shrimp twice daily with a supplement powder added once a day. I'm not sure what size Draco's tanks are, I'm gonna guess they are around 70-80 gallon tanks. The tank I have mine in is a 44g Hex. They had the seadragons in vats of several hundred gallon though. They have several systems and each system was, I estimate about 500g each. As well, each system contained 6-9 tanks of horses. The skimmers on the system were HUGE. I'm guessing about ten feet in height and each row had their own skimmer. I don't know what specs your looking for. Or if my explanation makes sense. lol Wish now that I would have taken more pictures but I didn't want to take advantage of their generosity in letting me take the ones I did. They are a new business but are well on their way to something spectacular. Dr Mac & Sons is now carrying Draco seahorses as well. http://www.drmaccorals.com/sys-tmpl/...rses&UID=10013
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