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Old 11/25/2017, 06:59 AM   #1
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Acceptable Corals


I have a website I go to that I find is great for letting us know certain living things that are good and not good for seahorses. That being said, some things are not mentioned so someone please let me know if these corals are safe to keep with seahorses.

Duncan Coral - Duncanopsammia axifuga - I think this one is but better to ask than stay ignorant

Elegance Coral - Catalaphyllia jardinei - I actually pretty sure this is NOT okay for seahorses but I want it to be so I will ask and hope I am wrong (though I'm pretty sure I'm not).

Last is an invert - what about scallops? I know clams are a no go but haven't seen anything regarding scallops.

Thank you all, appreciated

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Old 11/26/2017, 08:54 AM   #2
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Can't advise on Ducans as I've never had any.
Definitely no Elegance as they have stingers.
I am only guessing, but I'd say no to scallops as the same possibilities apply as in perhaps getting shut on a seahorse tail causing a wound that can fester.
I don't know though just how hard they clamp, but I know clams can definitely clamp down hard.

Seahorses. Culture nanno, rotifers and brine shrimp.

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Old 11/26/2017, 08:26 PM   #3
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I have kept duncan coral with seahorses without a problem. I think they are listed as some risk on the org however. Kind of like acans.

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Old 12/11/2017, 10:15 PM   #5
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I Personally have not keptseahorses before, but from everything I've read on them and from my marine bio class, i think you can't go wrong keeping zoanthids with them. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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following as well. always wanted a seahorse and pipe fish tank

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