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Tank Mates for Seahorses-Live Corals

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Tank Mates for Seahorses-Live Corals

Tank Mates for Seahorses-Corals It is important to be aware of what tank mates are generally considered safe to keep with your seahorses and which to avoid. Seahorses are very unique animals and do have specific care requirements. These tank mate recommendations are for the large seahorse varieties, not dwarf seahorses H. zosterae.  Live Corals Seahorses are slower moving compared to most other saltwater aquarium fish. In their natural environment seahorses are sit and wait predators. They hold onto different "hitching posts" with their prehensile tail and wait for food to come to them. For this reason one should be conscientious...

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How to Sex a Seahorse

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How to Sex a Seahorse

                    Male or Female? How to Sex Your Seahorse We often get asked how to determine the sex of a seahorse. It is actually quite simple on mature breeding size seahorses if you know what you are looking for. The most distinguishing difference between male and female seahorses is the male broodpouch located beneath his abdomen along the front side of his tail. The male's broodpouch is where the male seahorse fertilizes eggs and carries seahorse fry. You heard it right, male seahorses actually get pregnant and gives birth! This is...

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Training Your Seahorse to Feed at a Feeding Station

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Training Your Seahorse to Feed at a Feeding Station

What is a Seahorse Feeding Station? A feeding station is any bowl shape object used to hold food and target feed your seahorses. We highly recommend using a feeding station in your seahorse display aquarium. Utilizing a feeding station will help keep your seahorses well fed, minimize waste, and keep your aquarium significantly cleaner long term.  Photo credit: Lisa Bacchus What you can use as a Feeding Station You can use any bowl shape object safe to go into a saltwater aquarium as a feeding station. Shells, artificial bowl shape coral decorations, glass bowls are some items you can use as a seahorse feeding station....

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Acclimating Your New Seahorse to Your Aquarium

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Acclimating Your New Seahorse to Your Aquarium

          Acclimating Your New Seahorse to Your Aquarium Proper acclimation to a new aquarium is very important with seahorses. Acclimation for seahorses is a little different than most are familiar with other aquarium fish and invertebrates. Please read through this simple step-by-step guide on how we recommend acclimating newly arrived seahorses to your aquarium. This quick acclimation guide is easy to follow and developed from our experience over the years of shipping many captive bred seahorses from our Maryland Seahorse Farm, Seahorse Savvy, throughout the entire United States both retail and wholesale. Begin Acclimating Your Seahorses as Soon as They Arrive!...

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Seahorse Savvy-Reidi x Erectus Hybrid Seahorses

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Seahorse Savvy-Reidi x Erectus Hybrid Seahorses

Seahorse Savvy Captive Bred Brazilian Reidi x Erectus Hybrid Seahorses All of our seahorses are captive bred and raised at our Maryland Seahorse hatchery and farm, Seahorse Savvy. For those not familiar the term hybrid, a hybrid is the offspring of two different species. Our Hybrid seahorses are quite unique. This cross is a Hippocampus reidi x Hippocampus erectus cross. We chose to cross breed these two species specifically because there is an overlap in the natural distribution of these two species and this cross has been documented occurring the wild. H. erectus seahorses have been documented from Nova Scotia, Canada, Gulf of Mexico down to Venezuela. H. Reidi seahorses...

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