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lindstaulbee
01/23/2017, 11:19 AM
I just bought 2 dark purple lined erectus - male and female - a couple days ago. Both are very active in the tank, but not interested in eating (I have tried target feeding). My original pair - yellow female, orange male - eat from a feeding station 3 times a day.

Also, just because I am a newbie to seahorses, I noticed my yellow female looks much darker than she was a few days ago. I've read they can change, but want to make sure I shouldn't be concerned.

Thanks so much!!

KrazieKiKi
01/23/2017, 11:37 AM
My two didn't eat for the first 48 hrs. Cut your lights to low blues if you can. Mine were very shy but actively looking for hiding places is what I figured out. If they feel more comfortable and protected by the low light then it's worth a shot. Now they feed by target and bowl. Good luck!!!!


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KrazieKiKi
01/23/2017, 11:38 AM
Btw - your gorgonians are beautiful [emoji7] I just picked up a yellow gorg frag from my LFS


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nutbar29
01/23/2017, 11:41 AM
Have you tried feed live brine shrimp


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vlangel
01/23/2017, 04:55 PM
Even better than live brine shrimp is amphipods or ghost shrimp if you can get any of those.

btreyes
01/24/2017, 03:25 PM
+1 to small ghost shrimp and amphipods

BlueCat1949
01/24/2017, 06:21 PM
Yes the live foods will usually get them started. You will have to train them to the feeding station but first get them something that moves to get them interested in feeding. Don't wait too long.

See pix: this is what well fed H. erectus should look like.

redhorse
01/24/2017, 11:23 PM
Nice! Where did you purchase them from? I have noticed many local fish stores selling wild caught ones. If that is the case BLUECAT is right, they will have to be trained to eat frozen. Is the male pregnant?

BlueCat1949
01/25/2017, 08:45 AM
Nice! Where did you purchase them from? I have noticed many local fish stores selling wild caught ones. If that is the case BLUECAT is right, they will have to be trained to eat frozen. Is the male pregnant?

These are horses I raised myself. The original horses came from a breeder in San Diego and from seahorsesource.com. OOPs I just realized that you were talking to the OP. My bad.

redhorse
01/27/2017, 12:34 AM
That's okay, I think those were the ones I saw when visiting..

coralmoral
02/07/2017, 09:40 AM
Beautiful Gorgonians! Your sea horses look great hanging around them :)