Re:Seahorse Training Program — get certified now!

Pete Giwojna

Dear Jocelyn & Ross:

Once you have completed the seahorse training program, all you need to do in order to be certified is to notify me ([email protected]) that you have read and understood all of the lessons, and that you have a suitable seahorse tank ready to receive the seahorses. The way it works is that I personally notify Carol Cozzi and Craig Schmarr, the owner/operators of the Ocean Rider aquaculture facility, as well as the sales department at Ocean Rider, that you have successfully completed the training program and earned your certification. You will receive a copy of that notification at the same time, and you will be authorized to order seahorses at that point. Your official Ocean Rider Training Certificate will then follow within the next day or two.

If and when you decide to place an order for highly domesticated, High-Health seahorses with Ocean Rider (, don’t neglect the "Special Instructions" or "Comments" section of the online order form. That is the place where you can request seahorses with special traits when you place your order. This includes coloration, gender, or perhaps requesting a pregnant male, if you so desire. The "Comments" section on the online order form is also for any such special instructions you may have regarding your order, such as delivering the seahorses on a specific date. When Ocean Rider subsequently fills your order, they will look over the current crop of seahorses and do their very best to select specimens that meet your specifications from their available livestock.

Given a choice, Ocean Rider always tries to place their seahorses with knowledgeable hobbyists who are the best prepared to provide them with good care. So be sure to mention that you have completed the Ocean Rider Training Program and earned your certification (that’s what makes you a "Preferred" customer) when you make your comments, and remind them that you have been corresponding with Pete Giwojna to assure that your aquarium will provide optimum conditions for the seahorses. Then point out specifically what you’re looking for in your seahorses. If you want active specimens that tend to swim a lot and explore their surroundings, say so. Or if you want ponies with lots of personality that will interact freely with their keeper, tell them that. If your main goal is to obtain colorful seahorses, then ask for yellow or orange Sunbursts was the most vivid, intense coloration.

Best wishes with all your fishes!

Pete Giwojna

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