Originally posted by littlepeanut@Aug 21 2005, 07:38 PM We used to have one when I was like 5...I'd love to offer you advice, but I don't know a thing about it, my dad used to take care of all our fishies
Oh-seahorses have very specialized needs, beyond a regular marine tank. Someone on here does keep seahorses I believe, can't remember who. If you do go saltwater just be prepared, they are money sinkholes and are very time consuming, especially at first. I have kept both marine reef, and freshwater planted tanks for years, still being challenged by them every day. Good luck, keeping seahorses sounds exciting!
I'm excited though. I'm getting a seahorse!!
OMG!! That's so cool My dad used to raise seahorses way back before I was even a thought in his mind
I totally forgot about that until you mentioned seahorses. Now I know my next project is to get a seahorse
Good luck with your fishies and thanks for reminding me about the seahorse
So you want to start up a seahorse tank? VERY cool! They do need more of a specialized setup than other fish, they are very slow moving and non-agressive and all of my seahorses are kept in species only tanks. I would recommend that you start with captive-bred (ie seahorses that are tank raised in a captive environment) because a lot of times the wild-caught that you see in the pet store have parasites and do not handle the stress very well. I have had at one point up to 25 seahorses, the captive bred are doing terrific, and the 6 wild-caught I had didn't last more than a month. They are more expensive now than they were about a year ago because of CITES restrictions on their collection.
If you are really serious about keeping seahorses...you definitely need to check out www.seahorse.org. Same type of site as this, but it's all seahorse geeks like me. If you want to see some beautiful captive-bred seahorses, www.oceanrider.com. You can PM me privately if you want more information, I would be happy to help you out.
My bf works as an Aquatics Specialist for a store for years. Lets just say he brings his work home with him. We have a 45 hex with Oranda Goldfish thats mine, a 125 saltwater pred. tank, a 12 nano with corals and inverts, and a 390 planaterium in our garage. We are big into fish.
My parents have several tanks as well. It works out great because John knows more about the tank set ups and I'm all about the Fish. If you need any help,I'm a great person to ask. Just let me know.
I agree with the above post that you might want to research seahorses alot before getting started. They can be difficuly for even the most exp people. I have this great book that I would for sure recommend it has several hundred fish and all the basics about them just let me know if your interested and I will give you the info. This book was the first purchase we made when we started the saltwater thing, it is the best.