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how can you ever be an expert without starting off somewhere?

 

some seahorses are much easier than others. You just need a seahorse specific tank.

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Sorry, Expert Only is kind of an old school term used for fish that can be pretty difficult to keep. Didn't really think about it when I typed that, but yeah, I guess it sort of implies something different.

 

Changed [Expert Only] to [with caution, not for beginners]

 

I really have no plans to write the seahorse section anytime soon. Just started a new semester at school, so I will be swamped for the next 12 weeks.

 

If someone else wants to take a stab at it, go for it. Otherwise I'll get to it later.

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Sorry, Expert Only is kind of an old school term used for fish that can be pretty difficult to keep. Didn't really think about it when I typed that, but yeah, I guess it sort of implies something different.

 

Changed [Expert Only] to [with caution, not for beginners]

 

I really have no plans to write the seahorse section anytime soon. Just started a new semester at school, so I will be swamped for the next 12 weeks.

 

If someone else wants to take a stab at it, go for it. Otherwise I'll get to it later.

 

I totally understand. That is a good comment that you have on them now.

 

I will take on the job of seahorses unless someone else wants to chime in?

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how can you ever be an expert without starting off somewhere?

 

some seahorses are much easier than others. You just need a seahorse specific tank.

Yeah, they kind of get attacked and stung a lot. That site is very cool though. They sell "seahorse friendly clownfish". I didn't know there were that many types of seahorses: Mustangs, Pintos (copy from real horse breeds), Pixies.... Edited by fish n' pets

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Ya he is in a pit of homework now all of them Tigah, Igreen, Koden

They will up date this later but this is the best way to add to/ revise your work he might beable to get this published in a book or something not word for word just the idea. There arent any "NANO" books are there out there I think some one should make a NANO Fish and Inverabrites reffrence book along with filtration methods and all the other jazz.

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ack, sorry, totally lost touch with the seahorse part of things. i will be writing it up soon, or if someone wants to take over, that'd be great.

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Thank you for this topic, it helped me decide the fishy I will go with when my tank is ready in a few months :).

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i just wanted to tag onto this thread

very informative

keep up the information

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Very informative and a good read... one thing though... what would a 15g come under (24x12x15)?

 

Keep up the good work

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Probably more around the 10g range.

 

Thanks for the comments.

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Thanks man, just couldn't decide wether it would be 10g or 20g, thanks for clearing that up =D

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When in doubt, always be conservative in this hobby. You get in a lot less trouble that way.

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lgreen, i think the flame angel and at least the coral beauty should be moved up to a minimum of 25-30g. after much reading on centropyges; since im not sure my 20h is enough for even a cherub; i have learned that other angels should have even more room.

 

travis

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This is a great reference! I appreciate all your hard work. Last time I was at the Aquarium, I think I remember some various species of Filefish in a reef display. They weren't mentioned at all in your guide. I'm just starting out, so I don't even know if they are very common in the hobby. But maybe someone else knows if they are available for purchase, or if any are suitable for a nano?

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SanDiegoIllini,

 

Thanks for the comments.

 

You bring up a good point.

 

Most filefish get to big for a nano (anywhere from 7-14 inches). Also many filefish are rather difficult to feed.

 

The Saddle Filefish may be a suitible choice for a nano and there is one other one that I can't remember the name of that might work. I'll look into it when I have some more time or if someone else wants to...great.

 

Also I haven't forgot about the comments posted above and the PMs some of you have sent. I will do an update when school out.

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BUMP

 

expert only, but doable in a small tank. no tankmates except for very small hermits and snails.

 

Can't seahorses be kept with pipefish? I may be wrong, though...

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Can't seahorses be kept with pipefish?

 

Yes

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sorry guys I never got back to you on the Seahorses. I just took my LSAT yesterday and before that I was doing nothing but studying =/

 

is it still needed?

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lgreen thanks for the awesome thread, this was a lot of work for sure and is helpful to me to begin stocking my 10g!

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