Excellent! As experience reef keepers, I have no doubt that Ocean Rider seahorses will thrive under your diligent, conscientious care.
A 40-gallon dedicated seahorse tank equipped with plenty of live rock and an efficient filtration system, including a sump/refugium, wave generator, protein skimmer, and eventually an ultraviolet sterilizer, can certainly make an ideal seahorse habitat.
When you’re ready to bolster your cleanup crew, you’ll eventually want to add a few more of the Nassarius snails to help clean up the meatier leftovers from the seahorse’s messy meals, along with an assortment of herbivorous snails to control nuisance algae, but the zebra micro-hermits and Nassarius snail you already have is a nice start.
I will send you a complete copy of the Ocean Rider Seahorse Training Manual as an attachment to an email offlist, Jennifer, so that we can get started with the training right away. The seahorse training Manual is very comprehensive, consisting of several hundred pages of text with more than 250 full-color illustrations, and it will explain everything you need to know in order to keep Ocean Riders successfully in a home aquarium.
Best wishes with all your fishes in the meantime, Jennifer!
Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Training Advisor