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These Pipes Are Smokin'!


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    fishtal - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I was in Orlando last weekend speaking about captive breeding to the ORCA monthly meeting. On Sunday I went out collecting with Matt Wittenrich. We were looking for dwarf seahorses but found these instead:

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    Yeah, there is a tiny filefish in there too!

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    I ended up with 10 pipefish, 2, or 3, different species. Several of them were gravid and last night some hatched after I moved them into QT.

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    I moved 15 from the QT but there are still more in with the adults.
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    Very cool! Are they eating ok?

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    Great find Tal!
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    First time I have actually seen wild caught.....
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    fishtal - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    More pix can be seen here: Sebastian Inlet Collecting

    The adults are eating, can't really tell if the juveniles are yet. I'll know for sure in a day, or two. Hoping for the best.
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    Wow really cool. Those babies look pretty good size when the are born.
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    very nice! i never knew that was a good snorkel/diving area! my aunt lives in melbourne so this may be a new vacation spot for me!

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    fishtal - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    These were born on Monday after I put the adults into QT. Several of them had eggs so I don't know for sure which one they came from.

    I got these in seagrass beds, not snorkeling. The water was only knee deep at most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishtal View Post
    These were born on Monday after I put the adults into QT. Several of them had eggs so I don't know for sure which one they came from.

    I got these in seagrass beds, not snorkeling. The water was only knee deep at most.
    ohh nice! was it chartered or a "secret location" this would be very fun to do! i dont know if i would collect anything but would be fun to catch some stuff and release it and take some neat pictures.

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    fishtal - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by jolson10450 View Post
    ohh nice! was it chartered or a "secret location" this would be very fun to do! i dont know if i would collect anything but would be fun to catch some stuff and release it and take some neat pictures.
    We went out in Witt's little boat and cruised around from spot to spot. He does it all the time so he had an idea of where to go. We caught all kinds of other stuff that we didn't keep... gobies, shrimp, various finfish, crabs. All kinds of neat critters.
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