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01/24/2006, 05:16 PM
Here are some pics of new born Alligator Pipe Fish in my tank, the oldest is about a week old, most of then are just hacted last night.
01/24/2006, 06:39 PM
that would be so cool for you to raise them up.. CB Alligator Pipes.. i know i would want some.. lol
01/24/2006, 08:28 PM
How many babies do you think they had total?
01/24/2006, 09:40 PM
01/24/2006, 10:20 PM
They are soo cute! Do read up here and on other forums for SH fry rearing and you may have a good shot at raising them for a few weeks. Theres always a learning curve of course, but if you're up for BBS hatching and enriching theres a good shot. Some people are able to switch SH fry to frozen cyclopeeze in just two weeks. :) Good luck with them whatever you decide. But geez they're so cute!
01/25/2006, 01:17 PM
just to cool!!
01/25/2006, 05:01 PM
this is the first I have heard of pipefish breeding in captivity. Good job!!!
It would be sweet if you could raise them. I am not sure how raising them would be different than seahorses...but i assume they would be very much alike
01/25/2006, 05:26 PM
Raising baby pipefish is hard, they have the same requirement as seahorse. I don't know how many will survive, I shall do the best I can.
02/03/2006, 03:19 PM
How are they lilttle ones fairing????
The whole world wants to know! :-)
02/03/2006, 03:21 PM
Only 3 remain as of yesterday, hopefully they will survive.
02/03/2006, 04:15 PM
go gators go!!
good luck to you
02/04/2006, 11:05 PM
02/14/2006, 01:22 PM
I had babies on the 2nd, had 27 total. Now it is down to 7 after 12 days, they really started to drop off between days 7-10. I'd say at least 4 of them look extremely healthy now. They are eating a lot and growing very fast. I have been feeding freshly hatched brine enriched with Zoecon and DT's, and now starting to mix in some cyclopeez, which some of them are eating. I hope I can get at least get a few to make it!
02/14/2006, 03:02 PM
Ime, big drop offs in broods tends to indicate a lack of nutrition. As they grow, even over the space of just a few days, try to move them to progressively larger food items. Mixing in cyclopeeze is a great method. BBS, even with enrichment, may not be enough to get them over that 7-10 day hump. I bet if you cultured copepods the survival rate would come up. Something to think about for the next batch if you pursue it. You may also want to consider culturing shrimp larvae (ghost or grass shrimp) for juvies too. :) I think its great you've gotten even a few so far along though!
02/15/2006, 09:32 AM
add me to the list if someone gets some to grow up-I'll pay for em!!!
02/22/2006, 11:19 AM
Okay, now I'm down to only one. He looks great, but so did a lot of the other ones. I did notice that a couple of them didn't seem to be able to catch BBS as good as the others. Their heads would snap at them 15 times, and never catch anything. I can still say that even if they all die, the experience was still definitely worth it, its amazing to observe. I even made a home movie!
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