Tuesday, 20 March 2012

For Victoriaaa

I love the fact that people enjoy reading my blog and seeing my pictures, and I love it when people comment or send me emails.  It means a lot to know that others are getting enjoyment out of my seahorses too.  So, thank you Victoria for your lovely comment, and I do feel very lucky to have such beautiful seahorses!

This video is just for you....I hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

I love Saturday's!

I love spending the morning cleaning out all of the tanks and just getting everything ship shape for the week ahead.  Although I spend a lot of time working on my tanks during the week, the weekend is when I really have time to kick back, take my time and enjoy the wonders of nature.

The baby erectus have been doing brilliantly and seem to just be pretty much looking after themselves.  I'm not sure if its just that I'm so much more in a routine than I ever have been before, that I've organised myself to make things so much easier or these guys are just getting stronger with each new brood but I think this brood has pretty much been as easy as it gets (*touch wood*).


showing colours and patterning already

I've almost stopped feeding them brineshrimp altogether now, although there are a couple of small ones still so I'm giving them heavily enriched  food.


I am just so in love with the oldest babies - they are just so beautiful and entertaining. I made the decision, and I'm not sure that it was a wise one, to put both males and females back into one tank together.   Unsurprisingly, activity has increased dramatically!  Every morning I am greeted with much dancing and then they all just entwine and dance.  The dancing never seems to stop during lights on!  The funniest thing is that the girls seem to flirt with the girls, and the boys with the boys!

I have taken some video's of them that I promise to get uploaded onto here.....you'll love them!


Saturday, 3 March 2012

Working together

One of the things that I've learnt over the years is that the marine hobby is a peculiar thing.  Sometimes it seems as if everyone is trying to out do each other and wants to be better than the next person.  I have to say that I have been greatly disappointed by something that I have read recently by someone who is supposed to be respected within this hobby.  We should all be trying to help one another rather than stab each other in the back.

Thankfully, there are also wonderful people who are willing to assist others and try and genuinely help them succeed with captive breeding projects and build on the existing knowledge that is out there.  These people are doing everything within their power to further the existing knowledge and availability of marine fish; making them more accessible and within reach of newcomers and those who have been in the hobby for years.  The future of marine keeping is exciting.  Lets work together to make it possible.

One goal....to build a more sustainable hobby with more and more captive bred species readily available.  To stand hand in hand with the next breeder, same species or different.  

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