Dwarf seahorse compatibility

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Hello all,
So I’m setting up a reefer 250 (56 gallon) for a dwarf seahorse/ seahorse tank!
I wanted to keep a couple clowns, gobies, and a Oreni tilefish in there along with the seahorses.
It would be a mainly LPS tank, lower light, lower flow, fine sand type situation here….
Any concerns with tilefish eating up a dwarf seahorse?
 

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Hello all,
So I’m setting up a reefer 250 (56 gallon) for a dwarf seahorse/ seahorse tank!
I wanted to keep a couple clowns, gobies, and a Oreni tilefish in there along with the seahorses.
It would be a mainly LPS tank, lower light, lower flow, fine sand type situation here….
Any concerns with tilefish eating up a dwarf seahorse?

I would not mix dwarf seahorses with other fish except perhaps some small pipefish and nano-gobies. You may have to feed the dwarfs live baby brine shrimp, and you don't want all the other fish to grab that up before the slow seahorses have time to feed.

IMO, I think the tank is too large for dwarfs, yet too small for a tilefish.

Jay
 
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I would not mix dwarf seahorses with other fish except perhaps some small pipefish and nano-gobies. You may have to feed the dwarfs live baby brine shrimp, and you don't want all the other fish to grab that up before the slow seahorses have time to feed.

IMO, I think the tank is too large for dwarfs, yet too small for a tilefish.

Jay
Notes I’ll do smaller gobies and fire fish and a regular seahorses to go with!
Thanks for the input!
 

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Hello all,
So I’m setting up a reefer 250 (56 gallon) for a dwarf seahorse/ seahorse tank!
I wanted to keep a couple clowns, gobies, and a Oreni tilefish in there along with the seahorses.
It would be a mainly LPS tank, lower light, lower flow, fine sand type situation here….
Any concerns with tilefish eating up a dwarf seahorse?
i would go with regular sized seahorses, im building a dwarf seahorse set up myself and 10 gallons is still considered "big" for dwarfs. but it would make a killer seahorse set up. plus dwarfs need super low flow due their lack of mobility against flow
 
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i would go with regular sized seahorses, im building a dwarf seahorse set up myself and 10 gallons is still considered "big" for dwarfs. but it would make a killer seahorse set up. plus dwarfs need super low flow due their lack of mobility against flow
Yeah I went and saw a dwarf seahorse never realized how TINY they were
I’m thinking some very peaceful fish and pipefish with the seahorses
Hopefully I’ll get it set up here soon
 

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