Re:Dwarf Seahorses for a beginner


I have a revised plan for my dwarf seahorse set-up.
I still want to keep a hexagon but it will be a 5g hexagon with a powerfilter with adjustable flow and sponge attachment. I will have macro rocks (pre-cycled) and live sand (bagged). I will have halimeda, red grape macro and red graciliaria (sp?). I will have copepods (tisbe) but the main food will be enriched brine shrimp. Once I have an adult dwarf count of 15-20 I will put the dwarfs in a 12g and that will have more algae and a more diverse food supply (i.e. different types of copepods other than tisbe and mysid shrimp) since I can grow the food in the tank. A small internal filter will be added for better filtration along with power filter with sponge attachment. The 12g will be a larger replica of the 5g but will have more food and macroalgae.

The 5g will become a refugium/dwarf baby tank. The refugium will have a large supply of copepods (the main food will still be bbs).

For the 5g the only tankmates will be a keyhole limpet, a scarlet reef hermit crab and nassarius snails(2).

For the 12g the tank mates will be 2 keyhole limpets, 2 scarlet reef hermit crabs nassarius snails(3) and mysid shrimp. And just for my own experience I will add a zoanthid.

The tanks will be panacured.

What do you think about this plan?

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