Re:What size tank?


The larger your tank the easier it will be to maintain proper water quality. I have one wild caught h.reidi in a 20 gal tall tank. with around 5-10 lbs of live rock and of course sand with a berlin filter pwered by air stones. We have caulerpa and an macro-algae that is green and looks like an afro that all sorts of amphipods and coppepods live in. we have a simple sponge filter and a small protein skimmer. Needless to say the tank is well oxygenated.
DO NOT BUY WILD CAUGHT SEAHORSES. They are accustomed to live feeds and that gets to be very expensive. The cost of feed for one year will easily be 2-3 times what you pay for pony, tank and all the accouterments.
Then you will probably want a clean up crew-small hermit crabs,snails and maybe some peppermint shrimp, or small serpent stars.
Your local fish store (lfs) should have some cured live rock.
This should help get you started. Pete et al will be along to fill out the specifics regarding how many seahorses, small vs larger tank etc.
Good luck,

Post edited by: lloveless, at: 2006/11/13 22:31

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