Pete Giwojna

Dear Lisa:

Good luck with your new seahorses!

I would be happy to give you some pointers but in order to give you worthwhile advice I’ll need to know a little bit more about your dedicated seahorse setup first. What type of seahorses are you keeping? Are the seahorses wild-caught or captive bred and raised? How big is your seahorse tank (capacity in gallons and approximate dimensions)? What type of filtration and equipment are you using on the aquarium? How is the seahorse tank aquascaped and decorated? What are the current aquarium parameters in the seahorse tank (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, specific gravity and temperature)?

I would also be happy to help you prepare for any babies that may be forthcoming but the type of nursery tank you will need to set up and the first foods you’ll need to culture for the babies will depend on the type of seahorses that you have, so we’ll need that information before we can be of any help in that regard.

In the meantime, you can search the forum for any information in which you have an interest. There is a rectangular window in the upper right-hand corner (just above the page numbers) on the forum with the words "search forum" in it. Just type the word or phrase you are looking for into that window and press "Enter" on your keyboard, and the results of your search will pop up in just a few moments. For example, if you type in "newbie" or "new to seahorses" or "tank set-up advice," you’ll find some detailed discussions explaining how to create an optimum environment for seahorses in your aquarium. Likewise, if you do a search for "rearing" or "nursery tanks," you’ll find loads of information on caring for newborn seahorses.

Best of luck with your dedicated seahorse setup, Lisa! As an experienced marine aquarist, you should do well with seahorses.

Happy Trails!
Pete Giwojna

Post edited by: Pete Giwojna, at: 2007/03/10 22:28

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