Step into the world of a professional, weedy sea kite trainer! Ocean Reef Aquaculture Australia shared a video of them training their hand-drawn, weedy sea dragons to eat Mysis shrimp.
In the wild, sea dragons search for amphipods and zooplankton in seaweeds. In aquariums, sea dragons prefer to eat live food.
When the sea dragons mature, you can train them to accept frozen foods on an intensive live food feeding schedule. The training to accept them and then crave frozen foods happens over time. So yes, professional weed sea kite trainer can add to your resume.
Ocean Reef Aquaculture Australia is located in South Australia where you can find wild, weed and leafy sea dragons. Ocean Reef Aquaculture specializes in the breeding / aquaculture Sygnathids in captivity.
Sea dragons, pipefish and seahorses belong to the Syngnathid family, but the sea dragons are extremely rare in private aquariums and are mainly used in public aquariums and specialist breeders. We can only dream of breeding our own pipefish one day, but we’ll leave sea dragons to the experts.
Seahorses, on the other hand, can be kept at home with careful planning and dedicated reef management. We recommend joining specialized online groups and before buying a seahorse find out what they are eating and if they are already spoiled with frozen foods.
We have never kept our own seahorses. So be sure to ask the experts! We just wanted to share this unique video. Watching these hungry sea dragons will make your day.
Ocean Reef Aquaculture also has a list of great videos on their Facebook page including this one of green sea dragons or that cloud of weed sea dragons.