found baby sea hares

found baby sea hares

Postby jadeguppy » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:49 am

I'm rather excited about what I found today. I saw what I assumed at first glance to be a nudibranch on my gorgonian. It appeared to be hanging from some invisible thread. Upon a closer look, it appears to be a baby sea hare. I took a closer look at the rock the gorgonian is on and found six more. I'm thinking they must have been hitchikers from the sea grass I picked up at MACNA. Any suggestions on how to raise them?
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Re: found baby sea hares

Postby BaboonScience » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:14 pm

I think that they eat algae, so they should do well on the epiphytes on that grass for a while.
How is the grass doing, BTW. Glad to hear from someone that got some of that stuff. Which types did you get?
I have some in a deep sand bed in one of my 120s. It seems to be growing well, but I have not seen any sea hares. I'll have to look harder.
Have you tried any of your horses in it?
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Re: found baby sea hares

Postby jadeguppy » Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:57 pm

Mine didn't get buried correctly, so I plan to redo it. Many of the blades have died, but he said that would happen. The rhisomes still look good, so I hope some added miracle mud and replanting will do the trick. I got both types. The long bladed grass started flaoting and the horses are hitching to it. They seem to love it. As soon as I get it set up better I plan to order some mysids and cross my fingers that a decent population can maintain itself in the grasses.

I'm currently running the 12g eclipse. As soon as the cloudyness fromt he sand goes away, I will be putting the bangaii in it. No more eating my seahorse fry! I'm tinkering with the idea of putting a harem of dalmation mollies in with the seahorses to provide them with additional food. I just need to see how the mollies feel about erectus babies...
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