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Old 03-30-2011, 05:04 PM   #1
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question about sea horses (and copepods)

I have just acquired a couple of seahorses.

Tank = 30 gallons, with 55 gallon filter, 20 gallon powerhead, HOB protein skimmer.

Tankmates = Cardinal; Blenny.

They've been in there for a little over a week, and they seem to be doing great (1x per day). They eat frozen mysis shrimp every time I feed them, and I have added 1 bottle of copepods ("Tiggerpods?") to the tank.

My questions are:

How can I tell if they're eating enough? (I see them grab 6-12 shrimp per feeding, followed by some intensified browsing for copepods, and usually some additional eating).

How long can I expect 1 dose of copepods to hold them, snack-wise? (I think the bottle said 1000-2000 of them)

Thanks to anyone who has any ideas.
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:32 AM   #2
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I just feed mine twice a day and make sure they each get at least 5 pieces. I also have amphipods in my tank so its possible they snack on those. The seahorses should be fine with being fed twice a day, you shouldn't need to add copepods but the seahorses might like that as a treat every once in awhile.
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Thanks, Kelsey! It's good to know that I seem to be on the right track. So far, the seahorses continue look like they're doing great -- so, you must be right. The Tiggerpods are bit strange. I have added them to the tank on two different occasions. They always seem to be gone a day later, and then I never see them again. Of course, they're small, but still. I don't know where they go. Inside the seahorses, I guess...
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Thanks, Kelsey! It's good to know that I seem to be on the right track. So far, the seahorses continue look like they're doing great -- so, you must be right. The Tiggerpods are bit strange. I have added them to the tank on two different occasions. They always seem to be gone a day later, and then I never see them again. Of course, they're small, but still. I don't know where they go. Inside the seahorses, I guess...
After lights out for about 2-3 hours,shine a torch down into the tank,you'll see plenty swimming around.
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