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Old 08-29-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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Havent heard much....

Why doesnt many people have seahorses? I remember something like they are hard to take care of or something? Like one of these?

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Because they are usually only kept in species only tanks because they are extremely docile and extremely slow. So any seahorses in a tank with fish not much faster than itself... will die from starvation. Unless you want to target feed the seahorse which again is a demanding task.
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Seahorses are a little bit on the difficult side. They need to be in a species only tank and the water needs to be on the cool side. I tried it for a year but finally gave up on it. I have a seahorse log on the site somewhere if you want to find it.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:58 PM   #4
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That is very true, almost have to segregate them to feed them.

I know my LFS cant keep them in stock but again there are alot of species only tanks in businesses in my area.
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Oh well I was just wondering because it says they are reef safe. But I understand why they wouldn't do well in a community tank.
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not really no...to slow and calm unless you made a reef tank with seahorses...but they need stuff to hold onto like long /tall macro and Gorgonians
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