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hello
i got a pair of tiger tail seahorses but they not eating brine shrimp
what should i try and feed them
 
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Seahorses are very difficult to keep. They need a mature tank with lots of pods for them to eat. They also need some form if hitching posts to hang on as they aren't very strong swimmers. They can't be kept in a reef and need a dedicated tank of their own. They need nice gentle flow. They can't be kept with most corals as they will be stung.

They mostly feed off live pods which is why a mature tank is needed. Preferably with macro algae. You can also feed them live brine and if you're lucky they'll eat frozen foods.

Tell us more about your tank. Seahorses are always interesting.
 

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they need newly hatched brine shrimp
 
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Those corals will most likely sting them to death. Rather put them in the boyu 80l. Your bioload won't be high and the macro algae should take care of most of the nutrients.
 
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Be careful mixing ponies from different breeders. Story is that seahorses have pathogens which the pony builds up antibodies for. The problem is that if you mix breeders then you can introduce new pathogens between the ponies which they may not have an immune system against. This can kill either your existing ponies of the new ones that you have introduced.
 
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