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Dwarf Seahorses-Setting up a Proper Aquarium

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Dwarf Seahorses-Setting up a Proper Aquarium

Setting up an aquarium specifically designed for your Dwarf seahorses, Hippocampus zosterae, is key to success. These tiny little seahorse are hardy given the proper environment for them to thrive. Aquarium Size Dwarf seahorses are very small at only about 1-1.5 inches long as full size mature adults. They do not need a lot of space to thrive. Because of their live food feeding requirements and grazing habits having a small aquarium typically works best. Keeping your dwarf seahorses in a smaller aquarium will help keep the live baby brine shrimp food concentrated. We recommend having an aquarium in the...

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Hatching Artemia (Baby Brine Shrimp) for Dwarf Seahorses and Seahorse Fry

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Hatching Artemia (Baby Brine Shrimp) for Dwarf Seahorses and Seahorse Fry

Hatching Artemia (Brine Shrimp) for Dwarf Seahorses and Seahorse Fry Successfully hatching brine shrimp (Artemia nauplii also known as baby brine shrimp) is key to successfully keeping Dwarf Seahorses, Hippocampus zosterae. Baby brine shrimp (bbs) can also be used as a first food when raising seahorse fry such as Hippocampus erectus. Please make sure you have practiced and are able to successfully culture baby brine shrimp consistently before you order your Dwarf seahorses. Being able to supply them live baby shrimp daily is a must to keeping them as they will not eat frozen foods! Dwarf Seahorse fry       ...

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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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