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Old 10-06-2012, 04:22 AM   #1
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Seahorses

What do people think of seahorses? Are they hard to take care of?
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:52 AM   #2
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They're very difficult. Need to be in species-only tank or with only pipefish. Picky eaters and move very slowly, they tend to starve to death.
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Ok thank you and I'm going to give a shot and hope for the best
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:09 PM   #4
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Well make sure you know what your doing. They prefer live baby brine shrimp to eat since they are very picky. They are extremely slow.
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I'm experimenting with a seahorse tank also, look forward to updates.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:15 PM   #6
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I had success setting up a saltwater planted tank for seahorses. It was for a friend who had a 30L. I set her up with a 20 for a refugium with a small air driven "Red Sea airlift" skimmer. The plants (about 4-5 types) let the seahorses grab on anywhere in the display tank and made a great habitat for copepods and mysis.
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Yeah cause I just add all the water today and now waiting for it to cycle
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Maybe make it a macroalgae filled tank! Will give the seahorses a place to wrap their tails around and pods to populate. Plus IMO the reds are a great accent. Also, be careful w/ the heater..read stories about them getting fried .
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Maybe make it a macroalgae filled tank! Will give the seahorses a place to wrap their tails around and pods to populate. Plus IMO the reds are a great accent. Also, be careful w/ the heater..read stories about them getting fried .
Great advice on the heater!

OP, if you don't have a sump you may need to hide it behind some rock in the back of the tank.

Seahorses need to be fed a bit more carefully than many other fish. The plants do an excellent job of letting you feed heavier and not polite the water as easily. They're a functional part of the filtration.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:21 PM   #10
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What temp should the tank be for seahorses? Cause I'm using a elite submersible35 150 watts and it's for a 20-35 gallon fish tank
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