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Discussion in 'Seahorses and Pipefish' started by HeatherLynn, Jun 10, 2012.

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    HeatherLynn

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    i heard that seahorses can not be in the same tank as other fish because they can not get to the food fast enough, is this true because i really want a seahorse?
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    Seahorse do not fair well with other reef fish for several reasons. They are a docile species so tank mates should be other seahorses, or pipefish. They also require much cooler temperature tanks, which reef fish do not.
     
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    what do you think is the smallest tank i can get for just seahorses?
     
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    thank you very much
     
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    +1 Fast...he's got you covered.
     
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    There are a couple fish that they can be kept with, but the vast majority of fish are not compatible with seahorses.
     
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    I would not recommend starting with seahorses, they are extremely challenging to keep and are not a good beginner fish in any way. I would go with a normal reef setup and then once you have the hang of keeping a tank, you can set up another tank for them.
     
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    +1 everyone...they've got you covered. I've been in this hobby for 3 1/2 years and I'm very confident in what I've learned to maintain a nice stable tank, however, certain livestock I avoid because I know I'm not yet ready for them, as much as I'd love love love to have a mandarin and a seahorse tank. I don't want them to just survive. They require extra attention for them to thrive.
     
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    seahorses are not something to just jump into anyway.. I have had a few tanks over the years and always let my tanks run for close to a year before adding any seahorses to it. They really need a well established tank, and require alot of attention and careful planning of mates for a long survival..
     
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    ive had fish for a long time and many different fish tanks. im not starting out with seahorses ive just always wanted some but thank you guys very much
     
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