08-11-2008, 05:31 PM
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A piece of advice on Seahorses, they are extremely delicate, and require meticulous attention to your aquarium husbandry (water changes, filtration maintenance, ect) If they are not kept in near perfect conditions at all times, they can be very difficult to keep alive. Personally, unless you've had a few good years experience with SW or reef tanks, I would recommend against trying to keep these animals. Too many folks that have no experience in such delicate systems, dive into this merely for the novelty of having a seahorse, only to find that they cannot provide properly for the seahorses. The end result is the death of the animal, a discouraged hobbyists looking to sell off all of their equipment, and a sizable dent in their wallet.
If you really have your heart set on this venture, I encourage you to continue to research the proper keeping of these animals feverishly. Keep researching until you no longer learn new information. In the meanwhile, save up for the proper equipment, and once you are confident you will be able to provide properly for this very delicate and wonderful animal, then start to buy your setup.
I wish you all the luck for your success, and encourage you to keep us all abreast of your progress if you so decide to venture forth with your seahorse quest.
And Welcome to FishForum. :D