Thursday, 26 April 2012

Time Flies....

Has it really been almost 3 weeks since I last posted???  Time just seems to be flying by at the moment and the seahorses are keeping me ever busy!

Since my last post, we did have another brood which were born on the 7th April.  Amazingly, some of these are eating frozen already and do seem to be quite big for their age.

Lots of yellow in this brood...

My little dwarf that I mentioned in my last post still looks like he has a pea in his pouch.  I would have expected him to have had fry by now so I'm thinking that he's probably just teasing me!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Taking Stock..

As the last of my adults have gone to their new homes, I suddenly realized how attached I had grown to them.  Its funny, that a little part of my daily routine has changed and I'm once again focusing on little babies.  The time in between each brood that I have been working with is actually just about long enough for the whole routine of newborn fry to feel a little abnormal!

Sadly, the latest brood which is only a couple of weeks old really hasn't done very well but to be honest, I wasn't really expecting them to.  These had initially been housed in a bucket and I never do well when that's how they start off.  Its not my choice but just a space issue.

So, taking stock, at the moment I have 3 broods and another due on Sunday.  These 4 should be manageable but I will have to combine the 2 week olds with the newborns when they come along.  Not something I like doing but they should be ok.

8 Months Old
2.5 Months Old
2 Weeks Old
The other thing that I'm really excited about is that I think one of my male dwarf seahorses might be pregnant.  There is a chance that he is just puffing out his pouch, but I'm cautiously optimistic that we will have H.zosterae fry soon.  
Big Pouch!
Keep your fingers crossed for me!

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