Seahorse Savvy Articles

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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Seahorse Savvy Piebald Seahorse Gallery and Info

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Seahorse Savvy Piebald Seahorse Gallery and Info

Below is a collection of photos of Seahorse Savvy captive bred Piebald Erectus seahorses. What makes a seahorse "piebald" is the lack of pigmentation on different areas of the seahorses body. In our stock this shows as patches of white or sliver. Some are very extreme being mostly piebald in coloration and some individuals have very little piebald markings. They are all unique. These are all captive bred seahorses we have raised over the years from our breeding stock at our Maryland seahorse farm. Piebald seahorses are very uncommon. We are lucky if we get 1-3 Piebald seahorses in a...

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Encouraging Brighter Seahorse Coloration

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Encouraging Brighter Seahorse Coloration

Encouraging Brighter Seahorse Coloration in Your Aquarium   Seahorses are similar to chameleons in they have the ability to change color. Seahorses change color based on surroundings, mood, diet, genetics, water quality and other factors. Many seahorse keeping hobbyists enjoy encouraging brighter coloration in their seahorses. Below we will discus some help tips on how to do so. Hitching Posts and Aquarium Background Having lots of yellow, orange, pink, and white "hitching-posts" for your seahorses to hold onto will encourage brighter coloration in your seahorses. A blue aquarium background also helps promote bright coloration. A dark blue background typically promotes...

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