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alprazo
09/05/2016, 06:44 PM
I caught this little guy/gal yesterday in the Delaware Bay. What species is it and is it possible to keep it alive. Started a brine culture already but any info would be helpful. In the 36 years I've been fishing the bay,it is the only one I've ever seen. I usually catch weird stuff during / after a hurricane and this weekend's storm brought this one in.

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y456/sharkvenom/5FC3AE7A-1F06-40C4-98C9-AD4D7552ABC1_zpsbsxyij3s.png (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/sharkvenom/media/5FC3AE7A-1F06-40C4-98C9-AD4D7552ABC1_zpsbsxyij3s.png.html)

nutbar29
09/06/2016, 12:24 AM
Looks like a lined seahorse (hippocampus Erectus)


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nutbar29
09/06/2016, 12:28 AM
It is possible to keep but has to start eating asap you can try live brine and copepods. Looks to be 1 months old maybe 2.


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DanU
09/09/2016, 03:35 PM
Agree with H. erectus. They are native to Delaware Bay. Even found further north.

Dan

alprazo
09/09/2016, 03:38 PM
Thx. Everyone. It is taking live brine. Even ate a dead one I think.

nutbar29
09/09/2016, 06:53 PM
That's great in a couple of weeks you can try frozen mysis shrimp they have some big mysis shrimp and small I would get the small one cuz he is still small


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nutbar29
09/09/2016, 06:54 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160909/a8f3a48b5fcff20150a0a0f1054aefa2.jpgthis is a picture of the small kind


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lifeoffaith
09/09/2016, 07:51 PM
Keep the temps down in the tank to avoid bacterial infections, FYI. Temps should stay 72 or lower preferably.

alprazo
09/09/2016, 09:09 PM
Wow, it came out of 82 F degree water. I have a small chiller. Should I really cool the temp down., It's 76 f right now.

nutbar29
09/10/2016, 12:57 AM
I keep mine at 70-72


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vlangel
09/10/2016, 07:16 AM
Wow, it came out of 82 F degree water. I have a small chiller. Should I really cool the temp down., It's 76 f right now.
Its not the heat in the water that they don't do well in, its the fact that our aquariums breed a lot more bacteria than the ocean. Seahorses are very vulnerable to bacteria infections. Keeping the water at 74 or below helps control the bad bacterias and most keepers who have long term success keep their tanks 70-74.

alprazo
09/10/2016, 04:44 PM
Does UV or ozone have a roll in keeping bacteria counts down?

rayjay
09/11/2016, 10:04 AM
Can't answer for ozone, but with UV, to kill it has to have the bacteria pass through the UV filter so it can help with pelagic pathogens, but doesn't help much with benthic which for the most part are NOT going to pass through the UV.

alprazo
09/11/2016, 11:03 AM
Ozone works the same way. Thx for info. Unfortunately it died. Ste well last night and dead this AM. Not sure what happened. There was also a very very small 3/8 inch naked goby in the tank that is doing fine.

nutbar29
09/11/2016, 11:22 AM
Sorry to hear that he died


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