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Old 06-09-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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Thinking of starting a species only sea horse tank

My sister has always wanted sea horses when I found out that I couldn't put them in my reef tank my sister was unhappy. So I was wondering what I would need to do to make this tank happen. Like gallon size and other stuff like that.
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Anyone know how I would go about setting it up.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:21 PM   #3
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These are very difficult animals to care for to be asking such a broad question.
However, I believe non-dwarf sea horses need 30 gallon tall tanks, low flow, and sea grass or something of the like to hitch onto.
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They also require small regular feelings, I have read 3 times a day - which is one of the reasons why they are difficult to keep. Constant monitoring of params and stable water conditions... Awesome thing to do and something I would love to do too if I had the time
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I would go with dwarf sea horses. They are supposedly hardier than most species and don't need a big tank
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So the dwarfs only need 10g
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:17 PM   #7
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I would go with dwarf sea horses. They are supposedly hardier than most species and don't need a big tank
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So the dwarfs only need 30g
Dwarf seahorses are acutally considered the hardest to keep. Their diet is very demanding and they rely on live food. Nearly impossible to train to frozen. Getting the flow right is also tougher for the dwarves.

Most seahorses need 30 gallons or more. Dwarves require much less. However, as I'm sure you know, smaller is harder in saltwater.
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I saw a show on a sea horse breeding program (on Discovery, AP, or NGC) and the tanks used were spherical with no substrate. The shape allow for water and food to continuously move around and allowed no dead spots to occur.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:24 PM   #9
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On live aquaria it says that they are difficult to maintain why is that.
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Disregard that last question I just asked.
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