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Seahorse Training Program — get certified now!

Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm and Tours | Kona Hawaii Forums Seahorse Life and Care Seahorse Training Program — get certified now!

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  • #5508
    Pete Giwojna
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    Dear TMZ:

    Outstanding, sir!

    A 40-gallon aquarium that is plumbed into your main aquarium system so that it can benefit from the pristine water quality maintained for your 600 gallon reef system should make a superb habitat for seahorses, and I would be very pleased to enroll you in the Ocean Rider seahorse training program so that you can learn more about the husbandry of these amazing aquatic equines!

    However, the training program is a correspondence course that is conducted entirely via e-mail, so before we can proceed we must first establish e-mail communication. If you will please send a brief reply off list to the following e-mail address, which includes your full name for my records, I will gladly send you all of the training material as soon as I receive your message:

    [email protected]

    The training program is designed so that you can proceed through the lessons at whatever speed is convenient for you and your busy schedule, TMZ, and an experienced marine aquarist and expert reefer like yourself will be able to breeze right through all the lessons, so there should be no significant delay in your case, once we have begun our correspondence.

    In the meantime, best wishes with all of your fishes (and invertebrates), sir!

    Respectfully,
    Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Tech Support

    #5519
    hollykent
    Guest

    Hi Pete,

    My husband and I have set up a 35 gallon tank about 2 months ago and have many beautiful corals in it. It also has some emerald crabs and a coral banded shrimp. We have realized that this may not be the best environment for seahorses (probably too strong a current, aggressive crabs, and stinging corals) so we have just set up a 14 gallon tank (18 inches high) which will be exclusively for seahorses. We will have hermit crabs, and snails but not emerald crabs or shrimp. And would you recommend any type of live coral? We have an orange artificial coral for a hitching post. Also we have a whip (which died in the other tank). What else would you recommend for hitching posts (anything living?)? We would like possibly to have two sets of mated pairs from you. I was considering a couple of pipefish but I see that they need more of a cave and a larger tank so this probably isn’t a good idea.

    I (we) would very much like to take your training course. Please let me know what else I need to do.

    Thanks,

    Holly Kent (and Craig Shifman)

    #5520
    Pete Giwojna
    Guest

    Dear Holly & Craig:

    Okay, guys, it sounds like you’re on the right track. Your 35-gallon reef tank would indeed likely need some modifications in order to make a good habitat for the seahorses. You would probably need to moderate the water flow somewhat and you would need to relocate the coral banded shrimp (Stenopus hispidus) and any anemones or corals with large fleshy polyps equipped with powerful nematocysts (many LPS corals as well as certain SPS corals have potent stinging ability and could pose a possible threat to the seahorses). Emerald Mithrax often do well for seahorses providing they are small specimens and there is enough algae in the aquarium to keep them well fed.

    If you’re going to use a tank as small as 14 gallons for seahorses, you’ll want to stick with the Sunbursts which are somewhat smaller on average than the Mustangs, and you’ll want to request small specimens. In that case, it would also be best if you limited yourself to one mated pair of small Sunbursts plus a good cleanup crew.

    If you would like to include small hermit crabs as part of your cleanup crew, Holly and Craig, it’s very important to obtain dwarf or microhermit crabs for a seahorse tank — species that start out small and remain small even when they reach their maximum size, such as the species listed below:

    Dwarf Blue-leg hermits (Clibanarius tricolor)
    Left-handed hermit (Calcinus laevimanus)
    Mexican Red Legged Hermits (Clibanarius digueti)
    Scarlet Reef hermit crabs (Paguristes cadenati)

    Those are all examples of dwarf or microhermit crabs that will serve well as sanitation engineers for a seahorse setup, guys.

    For living hitching posts, you may consider soft corals of all kinds (with the exception of like gorgonians and sea fans, which would not thrive in this particular set up) as well as colorful macroalgae. As far as macros go, I highly recommend red grape Caulerpa (Botryocladia), decorative Gracilaria or Ogo in various colors (yellow, gold, red, brown), and Dragon’s tongue (Heymenia) in particular.

    There is only one other thing you must do if you would like to participate in the Ocean Rider Seahorse Training Program, Holly and Craig, and that is to contact me via e-mail off list. The seahorse training program is a correspondence course that is conducted entirely via e-mail, so we must first establish e-mail contact before we can begin the lessons (when you post here on the discussion forum, I do not have access to your e-mail address). So please send me a brief note to the following e-mail address, and I will get you started out with the training material as soon as I get your message:

    [email protected]

    Best wishes with all your fishes, Holly and Craig! I hope to hear from you off list very soon.

    Respectfully,
    Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Training Program Advisor

    #5521
    Rajkovich207
    Guest

    Hey Pete emailed you about an hour ago and wasn’t sure if I needed to post here as well, can’t wait to get started!!

    #5522
    Pete Giwojna
    Guest

    Dear Tony Rajkovich & Ron and Ruthie Wolfe:

    Okay, guys, just a quick note to let you know that I received your e-mail inquiries off list ([email protected]) and you have been duly enrolled in the Ocean Rider Seahorse Training Program. In fact, you should have received all of the materials for the training program by this time.

    Be sure to let me know whenever you have any questions or concerns about any of the material in the lessons or the progress of your new seahorse setups.

    Best wishes with all your fishes!

    Happy Trails!
    Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Training Program Advisor

    #5526
    Kdesigner2013
    Guest

    Hello,

    I am going to opt in for such a great program and will be sending an email answering the initial pre-questions that are on post one, as indicated in the thread.

    I hope some sporadic multiple years of research, involvement in other hobbies, and a good solid FW basis will help with this new transition.

    I sat for a long time on this, wanting to be responsible and explore my options.

    It hit the pocket book, so it’s time to leap.

    Thanks and I am glad to be here. Email should be in the inbox shortly as I complete this.

    Thanks!
    ~K
    🙂

    #5564
    Sash
    Guest

    Dear Pete, 

    I see the seahorse training thread was posted in 2010. Any chance the training program is still going? I emailed you my information. 

    #5565
    Pete Giwojna
    Guest

    Dear Sash:

    Oh, yes – absolutely!  The seahorse training program is an ongoing project that is always available from Ocean Rider, Sasha. In fact, newbies and first-time and time buyers are required to complete the training program to my satisfaction before they can be certified and are authorized to purchase any ponies.

    I did receive your contact information off list, Sasha, and you have been enrolled in the Ocean Rider Seahorse Training Program accordingly. By now you should have received the complete Ocean Rider seahorse training manual with all 10 lessons, so you should be ready to roll!

    I’m looking forward to hearing back from you whenever you have any questions or concerns about any of the material in the training program, Sasha.

    In the meantime, best wishes with all your fishes!

    Happy Trails!
    Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Training Program Advisor

    #5572
    cxg
    Guest

    Is the Seahorse Training Program still available?

    #5577
    Pete Giwojna
    Guest

    Dear Hobbyists:

     

    Absolutely! The seahorse training program is an ongoing project that is ALWAYS available from Ocean Rider, guys. In fact, newbies and first-time and time buyers are required to complete the training program to my satisfaction before they can be certified and are authorized to purchase any ponies.

     

    If you want to receive the comprehensive seahorse training manual and participate in the Ocean Rider Seahorse Training Program, all you need to do is contact me via e-mail at the following e-mail address with a brief message that includes your full name (first and last) and a little background information about your experience as an aquarist (if any):

     

    [email protected]

     

    The seahorse training program is a correspondence course conducted entirely via e-mail, and once we have established e-mail contact, I will make all of the necessary arrangements and get you started out with all of the material for the training program right away.

     

    Best wishes with all your fishes!

     

    Happy Trails!

    Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Training Program Advisor

     

    #5579
    Kjllane
    Guest

    I would live to get all information and take the test to ensure the safety of owning seahorses. I have always been fascinated by them!

    #5580
    Pete Giwojna
    Guest

    Dear Kjllane:

    Excellent! I would be very happy to enroll you in the seahorse training program and get you started out with all the material to teach you how to keep seahorses successfully in a home aquarium.

    But in order to do so, I must first have your e-mail address so that we can exchange information and stay in contact while you are going over all of the lessons.

    As I said, if you want to receive the comprehensive seahorse training manual and participate in the Ocean Rider Seahorse Training Program, all you need to do is contact me via e-mail at the following e-mail address with a brief message that includes your full name (first and last) and a little background information about your experience as an aquarist (if any) plus a brief description of the aquarium system you are thinking of using for the seahorses at this time (if any):

    [email protected]

    The seahorse training program is a correspondence course conducted entirely via e-mail, and once we have established e-mail contact, I will make all of the necessary arrangements and get you started out with all of the material for the training program right away.

    Best wishes with all your fishes!

    Happy Trails!
    Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Training Program Advisor

    #5624
    Kristadawn
    Guest

    I sent you an email message a few days ago about the course. Just wondering how soon I will hear from you. Thank You. 

    #5626
    Pete Giwojna
    Guest

    Dear Krista:

    No problem. By the time you read this, you will have already been enrolled in the Ocean Rider Seahorse Training Program and should have received your copy of the training manual.

    Hobbyists who are interested in the seahorse training course should contact me off list via e-mail at the following address, and I will then make all of the necessary arrangements and begin the lessons with them as soon as I receive their communication:

    [email protected]

    Best wishes with all your fishes!

    Happy Trails!
    Pete Giwojna Ocean Rider Training Program Advisor

    #5636
    rrhr19
    Guest

    Name: Jean Biernacki

    I would like to take the course for educational purposes. I am a retired HS biology teacher. My only experience is with an outdoor Koi pond which I have successfully maintained since 2006.  I am familiar with most chemistry requirements.  I may wish to lead my grandchildren down this path sometime in the future.

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