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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    I set up a ten gallon to relieve the harassment that my plate coral has been receiveing from my clowns. Im trying to figure out what type of fish I want to house in there. First I was thinking just one or two small fish, then i saw seahorses at my lfs and started to wonder. Is a ten gallon too small for a couple seahorses? I don't want dwarfs bc they don't eat frozen. Is this idea possible at all or should I just stick to other non seahorse fish? I really love them and would love to have one or two.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    It's too small. And just as important -- too short. Seahorses need a lot of vertical swimming height.
     
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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    Yea I knew that. I guess I needed someone else to say it. You know what I mean.
     
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    I thought they only needed tall tanks for breeding?
     
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    The are still more vertically oriented creatures than vertical.
     
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    Samhain Satin, Lace, and Sequins

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    More vertical than vertical? I hear strains of White Zombie here............
     
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    whoops.

    My bad :)
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Even if they are not breeding, I have read that ideally their tank should be at least 2 to 3 times as tall as the seahorse, with its tail straightened out.
     
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    I would say thats to small my guys love to explore and I think a 10g would be miserable for them.
     
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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    Yea I have totally ruled out the seahorses. My hubby was talking about them today but I told him I don't want to spend the money on them and not be able to make them happy. So he understood. Back to searching for other cute little fish.
     
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