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The Marine Breeding Initiative Workshop

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What is the MBI? 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 […]

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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 […]

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WHY BUYING CAPTIVE BRED SEAHORSES IS SO IMPORTANT!

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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, […]

MACROALGAE ARTICLES

Algae Scrubbers for the Win!

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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 […]

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How to acclimate and quarantine new seahorses!

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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 […]

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EVERYONE IS AN EXPERT?

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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.

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How to set up a SEAHORSE TANK revisited!

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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 […]