Re:HELP!!! Should I be setting up for seahorses at al


Hi Seagazer,

Most of the fish that are seahorse safe will do fine in current that is seahorse appropriate.

Quarantine is no guarantee but it is about all we have.

Ocean Rider has Banggai Cardinalfish and Ocellaris Clownfish available. You could get yourself 4 clowns which will form a small harem and a pair of the Banggais if you want to go CB.

ORA aka Ocean’s Reefs and Aquariums breeds several species of gobies as well as Fridimaini pseudochromas, which would all be fine with seahorses. If you LFS orders from them perhaps you can put in a request.

As for the current there is no magic number. You want enough current to keep the water moving without blowing the horses across the tank. Directing pump returns at rock is a great way of breaking up the flow. You just sort of have to experiment. I use a hang on the back power filter as well as a pump up at the surface. The return from the surface pump is directed right across the surface, so that it creates aggitation and I get a nice ripple across the water surface.
You may well find the horses like to play in the current. As long as they are not being blown across the tank, can get to their food and have quiet places to retreat from the current they should be just fine.



Post edited by: leslie, at: 2005/08/30 00:16

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