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    My Foster Babies :)

    On May 15th, a little surprise arrived in one of the tanks at 1 Fish 2 Fish here on PEI! Baby Seahorses!!!
    The little buggers are super cute....and a lot of work, but well worth it. To make things easier, and to keep them fed with a never ending supply of fresh hatched brine shrimp.....I took them home to my house whoo hoo :)

    These little ones are H. Erectus, 4th generation tank bred! Whats really cool is they are the same as the ones recently spotted off the coast of NS :) These guys still have some growing to do before they are at sellable size so I will enjoy them while I can :)

    Here is a quick video of the little cuties!

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    Sooo cute! I can't wait to watch the video, it won't play on my phone. And super neat that its the same type as the one seen here! They said in the article it was a 'rare' type of sea horse, was that a bit ofcan exagerretion then?
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    The H Erectus is very rare to spot in the wild, especially this far North. They are not listed as endangered yet, however they are at the "vulnerable" status. On top of that they are masters of blending into their surroundings. Captive, not so rare :)
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    Super cute! I am so jealous!

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    I think those are the only thing that would make me consider doing salt again :P
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    Very cool ! Makes me consider a salt tank as well !

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    They are very cool for sure! It has been an interesting experience taking care of these little ones, I am loving Seahorses more and more every day :)
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    I love seahorses there super awesome ! Thanks for te video!

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    so cute .

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    What awesome little cuties! Thanks for posting the video, I love watching seahorses.



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    Very cool Stacey. How big will they get and what type of home will they need?

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    They get to be about 6" in length once full grown. 30 gallons (at least 16" tall, the taller the better) is the recommended minimum tank size for a pair, the more seahorses the larger the tank. You would want a lot of items they can hitch onto....marco, plastic chains and perhaps even some gorgonia..... many corals can hurt them so you are a bit limited there. Not too much current as they just kinda glide around, anything too powerful would just smash them around the tank. Lots of food throughout the day, thier staple diet as adults is frozen Mysis. I have never kept adult Seahorses myself (yet hehe), just the babies so I can't speak from experience just from what I have read online :)
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    I finally got a chance to watch, sooo cute!
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