After taking so much time to research, plan and finally set up your first seahorse tank, “D” day finally arrives! In this case, I’m referring to DELIVERY day! The seahorses are finally here! Yay! But, after acclimating the seahorses based on the seller’s instructions, the seahorses won’t even look at food. Now what? Well, first […]
In a time many years ago, when it was very difficult to find information about breeding marine organisms, the MarineLife Aquarium Society of Michigan (MASM) started a project called the Marine Breeding Initiative (MBI). The MBI council was formed and included expert breeders, programmers and aquarists willing to share their experiences and knowledge with any […]
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.
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 […]
Has anyone noticed the tiny bugs scrambling across the aquarium glass after the lights go out? I bet you will now! But, before you get out the flashlight and start posting on social media with questions, Chad Clayton of Reed Mariculture has taken the time to answer the most commonly asked questions and share his […]
This is a question I see asked often by people thinking about starting a seahorse tank. As always, the answer isn’t simple. My first response to this question will always be “Erecus are the species a beginner should buy first”. I’ll explain my reasons for this recommendation in a moment but wanted to point out […]
When people search for information to help with setting up a seahorse tank, social media is not the best place to begin. Everyone is NOT an expert, yet images can be deceiving in this internet driven world. This article covers some of the ways to determine whether advice should be considered “expert” and provides suggestions on how to verify information before using it to make choices.
How to set up a SEAHORSE TANK revisited! Seahorses are NOT as difficult as many people believe. Their needs are very different than other fish, and achieving success can be difficult if a person doesn’t understand the basics before they actually buy their first pair. Seahoses DO require more time and commitment than a typical […]