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Discussion in 'Marine Fish' started by mlaursen, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. mlaursen

    mlaursen Well-Known Member

    I was downstairs feeding the fishroom and when I got out to the cold room I saw little orange spheres on the bottom of my dwarf seahorse tank. Further inspection reveals I have a male holding a pouch full of eggs! apparently a few got lost in the spawning dance. Can't wait to see the babies in a few weeks, these are such an interesting species.

    michael
  2. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Well-Known Member Staff Member

    GO GET YOUR MACRO LENS OUT AND GET SOME PICS OF THE DROPPED EGGS!!!
  3. bbbthebest

    bbbthebest New Member

    Cool, good luck with the babies, would be great to see pics !
  4. mlaursen

    mlaursen Well-Known Member

    Here is a quick snap of some of the eggs, they're about the size of Rivulus eggs, (which is huge considering there are a good dozen and the adults are only an inch.
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  5. Sula

    Sula Member

    Very, very cool :)
  6. bbbthebest

    bbbthebest New Member

    that is a great pic to tell how small those eggs are
    : )
  7. Marine590622

    Marine590622 Advisory Board Staff Member

  8. mlaursen

    mlaursen Well-Known Member

    I don't think this was a successful attempt as it appears the male kicked the rest of the eggs out of his pouch, but these guys are so incredibly neat.
  9. Natives2WI

    Natives2WI Well-Known Member

    Do you have any pictures of their tank? and or them?
  10. tjudy

    tjudy Advisory Board Staff Member

    You should have put them in a tumbler... you never know until you try.
  11. mlaursen

    mlaursen Well-Known Member

    They have done this twice so far. I spoke to the lady I got them from and apparently orange means fertile, and they seem to visibly cleave before disintegrating. I'll have to try that.

    Michael

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