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03/03/2006, 12:37 PM
So I think I want to set up a seahorse tank. Can some one poin me to a good link or book to read to learn more about this?
03/03/2006, 12:49 PM
Have fun with that... but they do have a seahorse forum here on Reef Central
03/03/2006, 12:58 PM
03/03/2006, 01:43 PM
here is a link for seahorse care in captivity
Hope the links help and good luck. I have heard seahorses are very hard to keep because they need to be fed constantly. I think you need to have quite some time to devote to the tank. I wish you well. Let us know how it works out.
03/03/2006, 01:45 PM
It's ambitious, and I hope to do it myself in a few months. The basics are: they are finicky eaters but if you can get tank raised that have been trained to eat frozen mysis you're going to have better luck. If not, they'll need copious supplies of live amphipods and mysis shrimp or something similar (I'm going to try to culture a population of Grass Shrimp (Palaemonetes vulgaris)). They will not be nourished by brine shrimp unless you fortify them with Selcon or the like. They can't be housed with long lists of competing fish because they are slow and sedate critters and vulnerable to abuse, but seahorse.org has some suggestions on some tank mates you can try.
Don't rely on me since I haven't done any of it yet, but those are a few thoughts I've compiled that might get you off and running. :-)
03/03/2006, 02:56 PM
I've been keeping seahorses since last December. My male has had babies four times and is ready to give birth again. I am trying to raise them. Figure out which species you want and go from there.
03/03/2006, 04:18 PM
I have had my pony tank up and running since last April. I used the seahorse/pipfish forum; http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=35
for most of the information i need.
03/03/2006, 04:22 PM
make sure you buy tank raised. ORA raised or www.seahorse.com in hawaii
or there is a guy in canada who breeds some of the rarer ones (zebra snouts and pot bellys) at www.seanic.ca, potbellys are temperate water and you will need a chiller though
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