H. reidi Seahorse

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H. reidi Seahorse
Critter Category: 
Octopus/Jellies/Seahorse

When I set up a tiny tank years ago, it seemed like the perfect place to put this seahorse - Hippocampus reidi - as it had no competition in there. For more details about the Pico tank, click here. I named him Casper. From ORA, he was tank-raised (aqua-cultured), and readily ate frozen Hikari mysis at least once a day. I had to make sure there were no Aiptasia in the tank that might sting Casper. I also had to be careful not to let the tank get too hot due to the light fixture.  

H. reidi come from cooler waters, doing better between 72-76F.  Seahorses tanks need to be a minimum of three times their height, and low lighting has less impact on their eyes.