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Old 09-19-2006, 09:36 AM   #1
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how many seahorses in this tank


about how many seahorses could i have in a 36gal tank?? i would of course have the dwarf ones.
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Old 09-19-2006, 03:43 PM   #2
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It really depends on the filtration and what you mean by dwarf. true dwarf horses are TINY. if your tanking the standard smaller with good filtration and some seaweed then you should be able to keep 4-6 horses in there.
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Wouldn't a 36g be way too big for dwarfs? I'd say 5g max for dwarfs.
here is a little info on dwarfs.
http://www.seahorse.org/library/arti...fKeeping.shtml
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Nothing is ever too big... you will just have a hard time finding them in a big tank... and feeding them is even worse.
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Old 09-19-2006, 07:33 PM   #5
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oh ok..thanks guys. all this info helps me think about things.. my captive breed seahorses and 24.00 here.. seems like i can get things a tad bit cheaper here.. same with coral and such. but im still researching..thanks again
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:18 AM   #6
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Dwarfs can be kept in larger tanks, however due to the food density required to feed them properly it is very diffucult to maintain them in larger systems for extended periods of time.

IMO you would be better to go with a smaller tank, or a small tank with a huge refugium. Proper dwarf setups are different from traditional seahorse setups in the types of liverock and macroalgaes you can use.

The major issue with dwarfs is that they do not take frozen food readily. YOu will need to hatch live brine shrimp daily for them. This can be a chore.

Restrictions on tankmates for dwarf seahorses are also very limiting.

Now that I have lectured you enough on dwarfs, to anwser your question you could keep 90-130 dwarfs in that size system with no problem.

Depending on your filtration you could keep two pair of medium sized seahorses like kuda, reidi, or erectus in a 36g tank. You would need to have adaquete filtration to run that system properly. Larger seahorses, are more forgiving, take frozen food, and have a greater variety of available tankmates.

IMO dwarf seahorses are not for a beginner.
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The major issue with dwarfs is that they do not take frozen food readily. YOu will need to hatch live brine shrimp daily for them. This can be a chore.


Depending on your filtration you could keep two pair of medium sized seahorses like kuda, reidi, or erectus in a 36g tank. You would need to have adaquete filtration to run that system properly. Larger seahorses, are more forgiving, take frozen food, and have a greater variety of available tankmates.

IMO dwarf seahorses are not for a beginner.
I agree here , Just feeding alone will be more them most people want to take on. You will be better off with the larger captive bred

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Old 09-30-2006, 10:23 PM   #9
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about how many seahorses could i have in a 36gal tank?? i would of course have the dwarf ones.
why do you say of course the dwarves?
im a noob to ponies but i have heard they are alot harder to provide for.
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