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i2go 01/08/2008 11:30 PM

Questions on Seahorses!!
1. I have a 10g, with an overflow. I plan on having a sump with a refugium. Is the overflow okay for dwarf seahorses?

2. What are hyroids?

3. Filters? Yes or no?

4. What temperature?

5. I know they eat brine shrimp, can it be it be frozen or live?

6.Do you have to add any chemicals for the horses?

7. What' a big don't with seahorses?

8. How often do seahorses have babies? How do you take care of them?

9. If i want gorgonia or a fan in the tank, what type of lighting should i get?

10. Why are seahorses sooo coooool!?!?!


pledosophy 01/09/2008 12:51 AM

1. Block the overflow intakes with sponges and or micron to preent the dwarfs or fry from getting sucked up. You'll be straight just plan for it.

2. Hydroids are small animals that can harm dwaf seahorses and seahorse fry. If you want pics, try google.

3. Filters are great. Especially if your running a sump. I'd run the filters out of there.

4. Mid to low 70's.

5. Freshly hatched bbs. Needs to be live. You'll need to get a hatchery and some decapsulated eggs.

6. Panacur is good as it kills hydroids for some time.

7. That's a big answer. Basically nix the tankmates, keep the flow low, feed daily, and research for a bit before you die. that was definetly the short answer.

8. How long is a piece of stirng? Many factors involved. If your keeping dwarfs the fry will eat the same food as the adults.

9. Keep the lighting as low as you can, get a non photosynthetic gorg.

10. Hippocampus are just part of our brains. :D

JennyL 01/09/2008 10:33 AM

I think any experienced aquarist will agree with me that the biggest "don't" is don't attempt any species until you have throughly researched their needs and know you can provide for all their needs in a captive environment.

If unprepared, it will sadly result in needless suffering and the demise of the animal.

rcmike 01/09/2008 06:11 PM

I don't agree with the #9 answer so much. Non photosynthetic gorgonans are generally very difficult to keep long term. Most of them tend to slowly shrink and die.

Pea-brain 01/09/2008 07:06 PM

If you panacur the tank most inverts (such as coral) will not be able to live in it.


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