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Hi,
My name is Rykna. I have kept fish for 27 years. For the last 6 years I have kept saltwater tanks, 4 of those I have kept Seahorses. I have kept both Seahorses(Horses) and Dwarf Seahorses(Ponies). My favorite are the ponies. My avatar is a picture of my biggest male, "Titan". Since last September I have been cycling a new tank for ponies. It's ready to go now, I just have to order the ponies. I got one little tank mate for them~a blue/green clown goby. I have several different corals in the tank. Zoos, mushrooms, star polyps, and I will be adding gorgorians.
Several months back my tank was attacked by Fish TB. I had to strip the tank. My two electric scallops, pipe organs, leather coral, and my gorgonians did not survive due to stress during QT. The 38g which I originally started cycling with had to be bleached and put into storage. I'm not certain if I will ever use that tank again. So I switched to my 90g.
I love to help with tank set ups, and believe that the only bad question is the one you do not ask.
~Rykna
 

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welcome to the site and hope you feel welcome...everyone needs help at some point
 

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Thanks. :)
That is one awesome catfish. I have never seen that particular kind of catfish. I love their "whiskers". They really add to their personality. Do you have any pics of your tank? I'd really like to see your whole set up.
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sure will...hold on

btw my catfish is alot more colorul now
 

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Welcome aboard! Pleasure to have you here.
 

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Beautiful fish! How old is he/she? You're right his color has really brightened up. I like the color of you substrate too. Do you plan to put any live plants in?
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Actually he is about 1 1/2 years old and yes im looking into putting plants soon
 

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*w2 aboard, i think your our first seahorse specialist which is great, there is nothing better than a forum which has of course the Normal experienced folks but also a few who choose to keep the less common animals. makes for a well rounded, somthing for everyone kind of place. Thanks for joining us and feel free to join right in.
 

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Welcome to the forums! Sea horses..! <3 I love looking at them in the saltwater section of the stores I visit.. I would love to keep some one day! How big a tank would you need for a pair? I can't wait to see video or pictures of yours!! :)
 

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You are so right about the questions...the only wrong thing to do is not to ask it if you have one! Thank you for joining us and welcome to the site.

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Welcome to the forums! Sea horses..! <3 I love looking at them in the saltwater section of the stores I visit.. I would love to keep some one day! How big a tank would you need for a pair? I can't wait to see video or pictures of yours!! :)
Depends on the species. A seahorse needs a tank that is at least twice the height of it's adult length. A H. Kuda reaches 8 inches for snout to tail when full grown so it would need a tank of at least 16 inches in height. Most stores will tell you you could easily keep a pair in a 30g tank. If any store uses the word "easy" when talking about seahorses:dont_tap_the_glass:~head for the door!
Seahorses are very dirty fish. I would feel comfortable keeping a pair of H. Kuda in a 45 gallon.
~Rykna :fish5:
 
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