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Acclimation & Seahorse Care Procedures

Be Sure To Read The Care Sheets!

Please check that your basic water quality parameters are within acceptable range which are: Temperature range: 68F –82F, optimum temperature75- 78F, Ammonia 0, Nitrites 0, Nitrates 1-10ppm, PH 8.2 – 8.4, Specific gravity 1.022-1.025.

Acclimate your ocean rider livestock slowly, but do not take more than 30 minutes to complete the procedure. Open your box away from any bright lights. Check temperature and PH upon arrival in both the shipping water and in the tank. Turn off aquarium lights and follow this procedure :

  • Float the bag in your tank for about 10 minutes to equalize temperatures.
  • Partially open the bag and add 1 cup of tank water. (Do NOT aerate the shipping bag during acclimation)
  • Wait 10 minutes.
  • Remove 1 cup of water and add another cup of water from the tank.
  • Wait 10 minutes.
  • Repeat this procedure again.
  • Gently use your hand to transfer the seahorses into the tank, discarding the water left in the bag.
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