Seahorses are one of the most commonly known fish in the aquarium world because of the way they look. They can easily adjust to captive life if their tank conditions are kept to their needs. They need to be kept in a tank with low water flow, plenty of branching algae coral decorations or plastic or silk plants to cling onto. They are very curios fish and do well in a Seahorse only tank. They can be kept with other fish but will likely be harassed, have a hard time getting food and when mating all the babies will be eaten by any fish. Some corals will sting or eat them, crabs will pinch them, and they will eat small crustaceans. They are social fish and do well when paired with a mate or other seahorses.
They are known to mate in captivity and will produce up to 400 babies in one batch. The water temperature should not exceed 74º F and removing the access food should be done daily to keep the aquarium clean and the Seahorse healthy. They are slow eaters and should be feed a minimum of two times a day. They will eat small crustaceans in your rock as well as Mysis shrimp and brine shrimp.
Water Conditions for Seahorse- 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
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