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Old 10-26-2013, 02:22 AM   #1
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Seahorse Raising and Breeding Question

Hi Fish Friends,

I have always wanted seahorses. I have done some investigation into how other people are raising and breeding them.

I have an important question: Has anyone tried or considered raising them as if they were in the ocean?

I am asking if anyone has tried adding a slow current and plenty of food?

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Old 10-26-2013, 04:57 AM   #2
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My lfs had some thaT were breeding its just a case of nopwer heads, no heaters in the display tank, plenty of places for them to anchor on to and they also had them on frozen foods.
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:01 AM   #3
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Hi Woody,

I was thinking about trying to have a brine shrimp colony in their tank. Maybe separated -partially - by a divider.

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Just be wary as the shells could clog the digestive systems of your sea horses so maybe do it in a separate tank and add brine but wouldn't do that in same tank
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Hi Woody,

What do you consider the diet of a seahorse in the ocean, might include? I figured that about 90% might have been brine shrimp.

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Old 10-31-2013, 08:11 PM   #6
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Brine shrimp isn't actually from the ocean it's from salt lakes with higher salinity than the ocean so would not be in a seahorse diet in the wild. Seahorse live off mainly shrimp of all kinds in the wild so any shrimp should be ok to feed them but I would try to get them onto frozen brine sooner rather than later as this has added nutrients most live feeder foods would not.

If you could get a good population of copods and amphipods in tank would help a lot towards they're feeding but I would still top up with frozen brine personally. Must admit though I have never kept sea horses before.
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Hi Woody,

My research showed that they are better off in taller aquariums. I already have a lot of aquariums, but am likely to buy one, especially for them. When I am ready.

I am trying to get used to the concept of maintaining salt water, since it is different from fresh water.

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Yeah I'd o taller. Make sure you get a tank with a sump
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If you're new to saltwater, I would wait on the seahorses. Some species aren't "expert only", but they're still difficult. I've tried to keep them three times and have not succeeded. And I can keep discus. I would establish a good saltwater tank with some easy- medium care fish and see how that goes for at least a year. Good luck to whatever you choose, though.
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