Weak Snick By Dan Underwood WHAT IS IT? Weak snick is a condition where a seahorse has difficulty sucking or is unable to suck food into its snout. It is a relatively common complaint seen on message boards and one that we often get on calls to our help desk. In mild cases, the […]
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about feeding seahorses in aquariums.
Have you ever watched seahorses courting? Most people know that seahorses break the conventional rules in breeding, in that the male carries and births the fry. There are some animal species in which the male plays a larger role in protecting the young, such as male penguins who go without eating for months in order […]
Following the trail of seahorse tails: Why buying captive bred seahorses from a breeder is so important! (Edit 4/5/2018 – The intro might seem confusing because this was the first article I wrote on wordpress.com.) Hello! For those that do not know me, I’m a seahorse lover who has owned Hippocampus Erectus for three years, […]
Excess nutrients can easily become an issue to anyone keeping seahorses. Seahorses are (in my opinion) the most magical and awesome fish to ever be kept in an aquarium! But they do eat more often, require more fatty foods that make a huge mess when they aren’t eaten, and because ponies seem to “redistribute” the […]
Setting up your very first seahorse tank is such a magical experience. Typically it starts with seeing another hobbyists amazing seahorse tank, and realizing that more and more people are successfully keeping seahorses that are captive bred for the hobby. The idea has been planted in your mind, and now you can see how perfectly […]
Episode 1 of the Reef Series! “Which coral are good for a beginner” is the first question typically asked by someone starting up a new reef tank. The answer of course depends on the tank, the overall reef plan, and about 500 other different things. Because I cannot know the goals of every person reading […]
Dwarf seahorses are the cutest! As a breeder of the bigger species of seahorses, I love the idea of tiny, adorable little mini-ponies that stay small and always look so cute! However, it’s taken me years to even consider trying to set up a tank of dwarfs. They are more difficult to keep than the […]