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Old 10-10-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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hi, i am thinking starting a dwarf seahorse tank. i know that hydroids can be deadly and that fenbendazole can get rid of them . i allso heard that fenbendazole can kill some corals. does anyone know what corals can be killed. any other tips


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Old 10-11-2012, 08:59 AM   #2
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i forgot to mention the tank size i am consitering is 6 gallons.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:30 AM   #3
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If your keeping seahorses you won't be able to keep corals anyways since the flow will be almost non existent.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:55 AM   #4
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you wont want anything else alive in the tank, Live Rock has critters, some of which can kill and eat the baby seahorses. You dont want much of a flow, plus live corals will sting them.


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^helped me out a lot when I was studying how to take care of them. But for now I dont think Im ready to grow the live food every day and everything that it takes to take care for of them, maybe when I win the lotto and can sit at the house all day
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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thanks,

would a larger seahorse be able to withstand the water flow,
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I dont know about the water flow, but I do know from reading that the larger seahorses are easier to take care of cause you can train them to eat frozen foods.
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any food recomdations or tips

i know they can eat brine shrimp

im looking at ether dwarf seahorses or sea ponies.

what pump would you recomend for them
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well I know dwarf ones need live food 2 to 3 times a day, so if you cant keep up with that. I would go with the larger ones, they can eat frozen brine shrimp, Myrais shrimp etc.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:13 AM   #9
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what tank size would recomend

there is a 6 gallon i like but it might be to small

i would like something tall
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:16 AM   #10
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20 gallon extra highs are great for seahorses. That's what I got when I was setting one up. They have the same footprint as a 10 only twice the height.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:43 PM   #11
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any column tank is actually better for seahorses, they are a up and down kinda fish instead of a side to side. a 15/20g Column would be perfect for normal seahorses.

Now if you end up going with dwarfs, a 5 gallon max. unless you know what your doing as a 10 gallon is too spread out for the food. So youll be pumping in more food then they need, cleanin more, etc.
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any column tank is actually better for seahorses, they are a up and down kinda fish instead of a side to side. a 15/20g Column would be perfect for normal seahorses.

Now if you end up going with dwarfs, a 5 gallon max. unless you know what your doing as a 10 gallon is too spread out for the food. So youll be pumping in more food then they need, cleanin more, etc.
This is a good point. The extra water volume is nice though. I have a few of them and I keep them in a small 'satellite breeder box' which is basically a small air driven refugium. I couldn't imagine keeping them in the big tank and plan to possibly set up a 5G above the 29G and pipe them together to circulate water.
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i`m going to get a larger seahorse. i know they are weak swimmers, but can i keep soft corals with them? i have seen photos of tanks with them. what is the ideal filter setup for them?

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i`m going to get a larger seahorse. i know they are weak swimmers, but can i keep soft corals with them? i have seen photos of tanks with them. what is the ideal filter setup for them?

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I am following this thread. I want to do some research on this and hopefully get some seahorses as well, I'm thinking in a separate tank hooked into my sump.
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i have been looking for a tank and does anyone know where i can buy one thats not to pricy

i found one at petco

it is 15 gallons and tall for 150
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i have been looking for a tank and does anyone know where i can buy one thats not to pricy

i found one at petco

it is 15 gallons and tall for 150
Craigslist or Aquabid.com.
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