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Old 11/10/2016, 04:17 PM   #1
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Awesome video

In the early stages, very early, of planning to do a sea horse tank. They are just too cool and the wife likes them so why not. Anyway, found this scrolling through Reddit and figured I'd share. Pretty wild. What type are these?

https://youtu.be/XFPPwYWMzQQ


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Old 11/11/2016, 04:12 PM   #2
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Those look like H. erectus seahorses


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Old 11/12/2016, 04:58 AM   #3
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Oh wow. That's one I was figuring to get. Didn't know they could eat guppies like that.


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Old 11/12/2016, 06:25 AM   #4
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Oh wow. That's one I was figuring to get. Didn't know they could eat guppies like that.
They can eat guppies but fresh water fish are not the healthiest food for them. They should eat mysis shrimp as their staple for good health.


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Old 11/12/2016, 08:18 AM   #5
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Using live fresh water food for seahorses leaves the seahorses lacking in a supply of the much needed DHA component, so, by feeding the guppies for instance, a high DHA enrichment for a day before the seahorses get them, you can help that problem somewhat.


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Old 11/14/2016, 11:51 AM   #6
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Ok yea I figured they weren't an ideal food source. I know guppies aren't exactly a big fish, but I was just surprised those sea horses got big enough to suck down a guppy like that.


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