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Old 09-29-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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Seahorses

My sister would like some seahorse(s) for her room. What size tank and filter would she need for one, an how much do they cost?
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It would have to be a seahorse only tank. It could be aminmum of 10 gallons but I would recommend getting around a 20 gallon maybe less.
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The tank size should be at least a 55. The filter should be a canister. And seahorses are like 150 a seahorse.
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I have seen 10 gallons with 2-3 seahorses. Seahorse dont really need too much room but I think a 20 gallon will be sufficient for 3.
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Ya if u want like 3 but if u want like 10 then like a 55
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:35 PM   #6
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Here is a link: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...283&pcatid=283
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i was thinking dwarf seahorses. i heard they only need 5g for a pair. what do they eat? thx
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i was thinking dwarf seahorses. i heard they only need 5g for a pair. what do they eat? thx
Baby brine shrimp. You would have to hatch them yourself
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:30 PM   #9
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If it's your first salt water tank I would recommend not starting with seahorses or a 5g tank. Smaller tanks are much harder to maintain and seahorses require constant care and feeding. Unless you have all the time in the world to monitor these I guys I would start bigger and with something like clownfish
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You will also need a tank with a sump if you want sea horse as you can not have a heater in the tank or they will burn themselves using it as an anchor point. Not saying not to try it but if you want to keep sea horses read into specific requirements like slow fussy eating, very low flow and the anchor point before going too far. Would defo be a cool tank though
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