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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Sea-Horses

Does anybody own or have owned a sea horse?
Can they give me some info on them please?


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 12:08 PM
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I love seahorses. They are so beautiful.

Try this site. Seahorse Organisation. Keeping and Breeding Seahorses in the home aquarium.

From what I have heard they are not easy to keep.
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i love them as well. all i know about them is that the males do the reproduction, not the females....

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What kind of seahorses are you interested in?

The biggest issue with keeping them is feeding. Some species only eat live food and although others can be trained to eat frozen foods it's not always easy. They are really slow eaters so you have to target feed them and it can take a while. Also, they can't be housed with most other fishes because they will steal the seahorses' food. Oh, and they need to eat a lot...a few feedings a day is best.

They are sensitive to water-quality but that isn't different from most marine animals. You want to make sure there are shady areas so they can get away from the light if you are using a stronger lighting system (like metal halides). They also need places to perch...fake branching corals and sponges are fine.

I would definately try to get captive-bred seahorses since they are much hardier and might already be eating frozen foods .

I've never kept them but know many people who have and they interest me a lot. I am thinking of setting up a small desktop tank for dwarf seahorses.




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Steph, I think you need to go to college and become a Marine Biologist, Oceanographer or something! Great info!


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Steph, I think you need to go to college and become a Marine Biologist, Oceanographer or something! Great info!
Aww, thank you .

I love Marine Biology and would take classes if they were offered here.




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Thanks for the great info.


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We have a professional company that maintains our 5 tanks at work, and he refuses to do seahorse tanks because of all the upkeep, if that's any help.
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Seahorses are really interesting fish! I remember a few yrs ago a local store was selling them.They didn't sell well (probably because they are hard to keep) and well since then,I haven't seen them here since!




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I know the main problem when i had a pair is the fact that you couldn't have a heavy stream of water flowing through the tank and you have to be extremly careful with putting in other fish, becuase of the fact that the new fish could be aggressive.

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i was planning on getting dwarf seahorses a few months ago. i had everything set up, but then couldn't find a reputable breeder that had them captive bred. i didn't want them to be sick or anything =/.
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