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Flow in a Seahorse tank

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“Flow is one of the most important, and yet least understood aspects of a seahorse tank” was the response Abbie Underwood of Seahorse Source gave when asked which flow rates were best for a new seahorse display.  Her quote and advice come to mind every time I am asked about flow in a seahorse tank, […]

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HOW TO GET NEW SEAHORSES EATING!

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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 […]

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The Marine Breeding Initiative Workshop

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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 […]

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Seahorse courting – duel or dance?

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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 […]