Chalice coral with seahorses?

andythorntonjr

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Good idea? Bad? Your Mileage May Vary?


Thinking of a nice (small to start) chalice frag for my planned sea horse tank, but I cannot find any solid info on whether chalice coral are good or bad with sea horses. I know they have mouths, but whether they'd 'sting' or not I'm unsure. I'm fairly certain fry would be in danger from them, though if I have fry I'd move them into their own QT anyway...


Anyone with experience give them a yay or nay?
 

GrindingNemo

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I have never put a chalice with a seahorse, but my experience with trying to put seahorses with any kind of coral always results in a dead seahorse.
 

George_G

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My current SH tank is what fresh water people call a "community tank." And not only fish, but inverts, corals (no SPS), and lots of macro algae.

The key with coral, so I've read, is to avoid those that sting.

I don't know the scientific name of a "chalice," but there are two web sites that list "threat levels" to Seahorses of various species of corals. Check them to see if the "chalice" is listed.

http://www.seahorse.org/library/articles/tankmates/tankmates.shtml

http://www.fusedjaw.com/aquariumcare/seahorse-tankmates-whats-safe-whats-not/

HTH, and let us know how it goes!

George
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L98-Z

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I've read that chalices can have nasty stings although it's not too common to see their stinging take place. Not sure I'd risk it.
 

crabbygirl

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Good idea? Bad? Your Mileage May Vary?


Thinking of a nice (small to start) chalice frag for my planned sea horse tank, but I cannot find any solid info on whether chalice coral are good or bad with sea horses. I know they have mouths, but whether they'd 'sting' or not I'm unsure. I'm fairly certain fry would be in danger from them, though if I have fry I'd move them into their own QT anyway...


Anyone with experience give them a yay or nay?

Bad idea. Chalice can put out some major sweepers and yes, they do sting.
 
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