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Sounguru
07-14-2008, 07:27 AM
Wasn't real sure where to put this thread since it has to do with Aquariums just public ones...

Here are 4 shots from the Point Defiance Zoo I took last year.
http://www.stopactionphoto.net/Fishpics/Zoo1.jpg

http://www.stopactionphoto.net/Fishpics/Zoo2.jpg

http://www.stopactionphoto.net/Fishpics/Zoo3.jpg

http://www.stopactionphoto.net/Fishpics/Zoo4.jpg

angelcakes
07-14-2008, 07:36 AM
nice............the second one do you know what that is? it looks like a seahorse with teeththumbs2:

Sounguru
07-14-2008, 07:38 AM
nice............the second one do you know what that is? it looks like a seahorse with teeththumbs2:

It is a Sea dragon of some type same family...

What look like teeth are a row of white spots down the snout of the dragon.

Dave66
07-14-2008, 08:36 AM
nice............the second one do you know what that is? it looks like a seahorse with teeththumbs2:

It's a Sygnathid, angel, one of the leafy sea dragon clan. They used to be devilishly hard to feed and keep alive, even in public aquaria, but after they discovered that the freshwater Mysis, Mysis relicta, from the chilly lakes of Canada, had the long chain fatty acids the dragons needed, the feeding problem was solved.
Real shame is that despite more than a month of searching and multiple inquires, I never was able to find a start-up culture for Mysis relicta when I did my culture manual for the forum.

Dave

angelcakes
07-14-2008, 09:34 AM
thanks both for answering i think it looks quite cutethumbs2:

ladyoutlaw50
07-14-2008, 12:11 PM
very nice pictures!! Thank you for sharing with us!!!

NickFish
07-14-2008, 12:51 PM
It's a Sygnathid, angel, one of the leafy sea dragon clan. They used to be devilishly hard to feed and keep alive, even in public aquaria, but after they discovered that the freshwater Mysis, Mysis relicta, from the chilly lakes of Canada, had the long chain fatty acids the dragons needed, the feeding problem was solved.
Real shame is that despite more than a month of searching and multiple inquires, I never was able to find a start-up culture for Mysis relicta when I did my culture manual for the forum.

Dave

Hey! I live near chilly Canadian lakes! Maybe I could collect some and send it over!

Nice pics! Beautiful angel!

Fishalicious
07-14-2008, 12:58 PM
Amazing and beautiful piccies - thanks for sharing thumbs2:

shockshockshad
07-14-2008, 09:37 PM
WONDERFUL pics!

Dave66
07-15-2008, 04:39 AM
Hey! I live near chilly Canadian lakes! Maybe I could collect some and send it over!

Nice pics! Beautiful angel!

I have them, Nick. I got the startup from the college I graduated from way back before electricity. Always have had to use a chiller to keep the water cool enough for them.
Just was bummed I couldn't find a public source for relicta to put in the Mysis culture section. Brackish water tropical species are easy to find startups for.

Dave

Tigerbarb
07-15-2008, 05:06 AM
All very nice pix. If only I could take pictures that good.

MeganL3985
07-15-2008, 12:59 PM
I love those sea dragons, great pictures.

Ellen4God
07-15-2008, 04:20 PM
Wow! Gorgeous pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us!!!

skinni
07-15-2008, 04:24 PM
yup great pics!

cer
12-09-2008, 02:08 AM
Love em!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!