We don't get leafy's in NZ. We get spiny sea dragons but they're deep water and we can't pressurize our tanks (on account of them being 75 years old and the concrete and glass would shatter!!!).dwhatley;91470 said:Jean,
Do you have the leafy's? If so do they also eat the krill? I think they are my most favorite ocean critter. Neal says I couldn't work at the aquarium because I couldn't pass their tank without stopping for an hour
I find it a little strange that all the aquariums that keep them have a tank that contains only artificial plants. I mean ONLY these plastic plants, nothing else. One of the write-ups said that, "pound for pound" they are the most expensive animals to keep in the aquarium. I don't think ours have done well though as I am sure there are fewer of them than I saw during my visits last year. I don't know what makes them so difficult to keep and why a more natural environment is not used. Oddly enough, they are one of the critters that made it through the flooding and subsequent power outage in New Orleans.
Sorry Brock but Hippocampus abdominalis does, I've stood there watching them do it. As do our pipefish, as far as they're concerned it's just zooplankton.Brock Fluharty;91600 said:Seahorses do not eat their babies. Maybe I misunderstood something, but seahorses will not eat their own fry.