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knap_123
04/05/2016, 07:49 PM
For erectus fry what would be best? 2.5 , 5 gallon or 10 gallon with seeded sponge filter? This is what I got

rayjay
04/05/2016, 11:19 PM
I have used a variety of containers for seahorse fry over the years.
I started with small aquariums but had best luck using 4L wide mouth pickle jars (12 of them) with open ended air lines for circulation, light 24 hrs a day, and greenwater to consume any ammonia produced in between the water changes every 48 hours. I used them until they were large enough to transfer to larger aquariums, usually about 6 to 8 weeks once weened onto frozen.
Eventually I moved to a muck bucket system with sump which would be a small scale version of what Dan Underwood had been recommending some time back.
The muck bucket system worked much better for me and I had fare less loss getting them to the 8-10 week stage where I transferred them to a 40g breeder tank. From the breeder they were moved to a 90g tank as they grew.

CritterHeaven
04/06/2016, 07:01 AM
My erectus nursery tanks were either 10 or 20 gallons, depending on the number of fry. I siliconed in a fine mesh divider and put sponge filter on that side. Then I used a 55G for grow out.

knap_123
04/06/2016, 08:00 AM
I'll go with the 10

knap_123
04/06/2016, 09:04 PM
Do I need to cut all pumps off at night. Hell have them tonight or by Friday.

rayjay
04/06/2016, 09:50 PM
I usually have the pumps on a timer and set to turn off at 4am as all my fry seem to be born just a little while before lights come on in winter and earlier in summer when ambient lighting from the outdoors triggers a bit earlier response.

knap_123
04/06/2016, 10:11 PM
Thanks, I get up at 4:55. So maybe I'll wait, check, and cut them off for awhile.