Baby Weedy Seadragon 2 Month Update!

We can’t believe it’s been 2 months since the birth of our Weedy Seadragons! These babies have outgrown their specialized kreisel home and have recently moved to a larger one. They are now approximately 4 inches long and are just beginning to develop colorful pigmentation on their skin. There are tinges of purple, white, brown and an iridescence in the colors as well! These Weedies have now upgraded to feeding on adult sized live mysis along with the smaller juvenile live mysis. When they transition fully to adult sized live mysis they will begin to grow very quickly and eventually outgrow their current kreisel!! The rate of growth in Weedy Seadragons is highest during the first year of their lives. Eventually they will grow to be to 45cm or 18 inches long and can live up to 10 years in captivity. We are so very honored to be able to share this progress with you all along the way! Keep an eye out for our next Weedy Seadragon update coming soon.

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