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Can't help much as the only red "bugs" I've experienced is red flat worms.
Sorry rayjay, I had not checked on this forum for a few days.  I decided that they were not red bugs as more researched turned up that you need acros for red bugs.  I have no acros and have not even added a new coral in 6 months or more.  I have a feeling they are tigger pods as I did add those at one time.  Now that I do not have shrimp or a small red legged hermit, perhaps they could finally flourish.
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Can't help much as the only red "bugs" I've experienced is red flat worms.
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Misc Seahorse & Syngnathid Info / Red bugs and seahorses
« Last post by vlangel on 7 days ago »
As my tank settles in more I have noticed a healthy population of copepods on the glass.  This made me happy until I also noticed that a lot of them are red.  I have never had red bugs before and if that is what these are I am guessing they are harmless to the seahorses and probably not even a threat to my coral which are mushrooms, zoas, palys and leathers.  I am just checking in case I am wrong.
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Aquarium / Re: Suitable seahorse tank
« Last post by vlangel on 15 days ago »
I also agree with rayjay and leliataylor about 16 gallons being too small.  You will have the large frequent water changes but if you have any live rock and ornamentations you will find husbandry tedious because you will not have much room to work.  Of course husbandry is very important to maintaining water quality too as any detritus or uneatten food can fuel pathogenic bacteria.
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Aquarium / Re: Suitable seahorse tank
« Last post by rayjay on 15 days ago »
Well they like the room, but IMO it is MOST DEFINITELY a water quality issue.
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Aquarium / Re: Suitable seahorse tank
« Last post by adrianetschoepe1 on 15 days ago »
Is the biocube 16 too small for seahorses to move around in or is it mostly water quality issue that makes it a bad choice?
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Aquarium / Re: Suitable seahorse tank
« Last post by adrianetschoepe1 on 15 days ago »
Thanks for the input. I also purchased a fluval evo v right before the biocube, I was planning on raising dwarf seahorses but my LFS convinced me that they are too difficult and that I should buy the biocube for regular size seahorses. Does anybody have experience with dwarfs?
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Aquarium / Re: Suitable seahorse tank
« Last post by leliataylor on 15 days ago »
Unfortunately I totally agree with Ray unless you are thinking of getting dwarf seahorses. The problem with them is they do require a continuous supply of nutritious live food. The absolute minimum tank size for a pair of any of the larger species is 29 gallons. Even a 29 gallon will become too small as they grow. Something like a 60 gallon cube makes a nice long tern home for erectus. I am glad you are researching what seahorses require before you purchase them.
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Aquarium / Re: Suitable seahorse tank
« Last post by rayjay on 15 days ago »
Sorry, I don't know of anything  reasonable to make it work.
It would take VERY large and VERY frequent water changes, like 5g about every other day IMO.
Best to sell in online to someone and start over I think.
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Aquarium / Suitable seahorse tank
« Last post by adrianetschoepe1 on 15 days ago »
I should have researched better what is needed for keeping seahorses. I have already set up a biocube 16, can't return it. Found out right away that it runs too warm. I removed the cover and put an a80 Kessill light on it. It stays right around 73 degrees now even lower if I run a fan on it. But now I am wondering if it still won't work because it is only 16 gallons. Is there anything I can do to make it work for a pair of seahorses.
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