The paper http://www.int-res.c...47/m047p031.pdf said, "Livingston (1984) and preliminary investigations in a Tampa Bay seagrass bed (Tipton 1987) have shown that the gulf pipefish Syngnathus scovelli Evermann & Kendall and the dwarf seahorse Hippocampus zosterae Jordan & Gilbert feed during the daytime and are consumers of large numbers of harpacticoids."
That's what I have, harpacticoid copepods. You can see how many there are of them in this video:
So I'm not sure what happened. Theoretically I put seahorses into a tank filled with thousands of their natural prey. They should be eating well and breeding and happy. But they're not. I see only very few now. Maybe they stressed out from being wild caught and acclimating to the new tank? My fiance assures me that seahorses are just stupid and difficult and nobody can breed them, which makes me feel better. But that doesn't explain why it's not working. The mandarinfish spawned this past week for the first time, by the way, so theoretically this is a copepod rich environment. *sighs* I just don't understand why the seahorses aren't thriving. There are thousands of their natural prey in there for them to eat. Eat, you stupid seahorses. Eat.
Edited by EricaWieser, 02 March 2013 - 10:13 AM.