Re:90G set up for mandarin,seahorse,coral system etc?

Pete Giwojna

Dear Clintos:

Unfortunately, Ocean Rider only ships their livestock within the Continental US so you won’t be able to obtain captive-red-and-raised seahorses from Ocean Rider. But there are some good aquaculture facilities in Australia that ship captive-red-and-raised seahorses to Canada, so you will still be able to get hardy domesticated seahorses. For example, Seahorse Sanctuary is a good alternative. It is owned and operated by Mick Payne and his wife, and Mick is very well respected among professional aquaculturists. Seahorse Sanctuary in Australia provides the following three tropical species of colorful captive-bred-and-raised seahorses, Clintos:

Coral seahorses (Hippocampus barbouri)
Brazilian seahorses (Hippocampus reidi)
West Australian seahorse (Hippocampus subelongatus)

Canada Seahorse also carries several species of captive-bred-and-raised seahorses, which are imported from Seahorse Australia:

Southern Knights (Hippocampus abdominalis/bleekeri)
Southern Champions (Hippocampus breviceps) — short-headed seahorses
Chargers (Hippocampus barbouri) — zebra-snout seahorses
Asian Emperors (Hippocampus kuda) — yellow seahorse

You may want to check out their online site ( for additional information, sir. So there are several species of domesticated seahorses available to hobbyists in Canada and you will just have to find a local fish store in your area that is willing to carry specimens from Seahorse Sanctuary or Seahorse Australia if you want to give them a try.

Best of luck establishing a self-sustaining ecosystem with sufficient live food to support a pair of Mandarins and/or seahorses, Clintos!

Pete Giwojna

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