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Old 02-02-2013, 03:45 AM   #1
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To buy or not to buy. Seahorses.

Can you have 3 ocellaris clownfish, 1 firefish, and 2 seahorses in a 29 gallon tank? I was thinking about adding the seahorses.
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Seahorses can't mix with those im pretty sure
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:57 AM   #3
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the sea horses require a very low flow tank. so they wouldnt mix well. and also it is a very bad idea to have 3 clowns. 2 will form a pair and show aggression towards the 3rd.
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Yeah I am hesitate to add the third clown. He is in one of my other tanks. He is pretty small. Thought about putting him in a smaller tank. I was hoping that I could put some seahorses in that tank. Guess I will have to do a smaller tank for them.
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From what I hear seahorses are very difficult to keep. Has to be a species tank with low flow and they are hard to keep fed. I would suggest lotsa research and if ya feel good about it give it a try. Three clowns is a no no sorry.
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Most are very difficult. It depends on the species, and yes, definitely a species specific tank.
Aquarium Fish: Seahorse Care: A Basic Guide To Starting Your First Herd — Advanced Aquarist | Aquarist Magazine and Blog
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Most are very difficult. It depends on the species, and yes, definitely a species specific tank.
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Everyone keeps saying 'difficult'.

Can you tell me what exactly is hard about it?
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I think it is because they are hard to keep fed properly and are very sensitive to parameter swings. Not saying it can't be done just do lots of research before ya jump in. It's always disappointing when it dosent work out so I find the more I learn before hand the better I usually feel about trying something new and different.
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That was a good read Mr x.
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Most are very difficult. It depends on the species, and yes, definitely a species specific tank.
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How long is the gestation and how often will they mate?
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