Hi Pete,


Hi Pete,

Do you happen to have a list of corals that would be safe with abdominalis at cooler temps (e.g., 60 degrees)? I know there aren’t many cold water corals that enter the trade, but I’ve seen a few pass through coldwater marine aquatics, such as Alcyonium glomeratum: http://www.coldwatermarineaquatics.com/collections/anemones/products/red-dead-mans-fingers-alcyonium-glomeratum . It is listed as a soft coral, so I would assume it is seahorse safe due to soft corals lacking strong stinging ability. I also believe that gersemia rubiformis is a coldwater soft coral. Finally, I have seen Balanophyllia elegans mentioned as a temperate coral. From my understanding, they are related to tubastrea Sun Corals which I know are seahorse safe, so my initial inclination would be to think that Balano is fine, too, but I’m not certain. Obviously, very few coldwater corals enter the trade, but I’d like to get a sense of what might be worth looking out for if I decide to go with a coldwater tank for abdominalis. Any feedback you could provide on these and/or other cold water corals would be appreciated. I’d assume that all of the coldwater anemones listed at http://www.coldwatermarineaquatics.com/collections/anemones are unsafe, but I wanted to double-check on that, too. I’ve seen someone that has a very nice looking coldwater reef that appears to list some coldwater anemones as inhabitants along with an abdominalis, but I don’t know if trying to emulate this type of setup would be improper: http://oregonreef.com/sub_coldwater.htm

Thank you,

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