seahorses

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  1. faizaandock

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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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    and can they stay with coral
     
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    Are you trying to feed live brine shrimp?
     
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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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    Try and speak to @Maddy. She keeps sea horses.
     
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    ok tried feeding frozen brine but they not eating
     
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    they are in a nanotank only with coral which you can see in the nano tank thread
     
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    they need newly hatched brine shrimp
     
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    ok what's the best brine shrimp eggs got the ocean nutrition one and any tips in hatching them
     
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    please show us a picture of your tank they need a specialised environment. but we can give you some easy tips to make them comfortable
     
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    this is the tank they in

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    i set up another boyu 80 litre for them with macro algae only it has no skimmer
     
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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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    Ja they need something to grip onto with their tails
     
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    ok and are they aggresive in any way
     
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    can i put other seahorses
     
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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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    ok and any main paremeters that i have to check like do they need high calcium for their skeletons
     
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    food for seahorses

    seahorses love Amphipods and ghost shrimp that you can buy in petco or petsmart store.
     
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