Seahorses are wonderful to watch in your saltwater aquarium. Foxy Saltwater Tropical Fish offers both the common seahorse, Hippocampus Erectus, and dwarf seahorses for sale. Seahorses are often in a tank of their own.
Dwarf Seahorses, Hippocampus zosterae, are about 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches. I reccommend using a sponge filter because the low current saltwater is needed to avoid stressing them out. No more than 4 dwarf seahorses per gallon. Good decoration for your saltwater aquarium could be gorgonians, sponges, and caulerpa for them to grab with their prehensile tail. Use caution with live rock or sand because it could have stinging animals. They are NOT REEF SAFE!!! Corals may burn them. Some tank mates consist of snails, small hermits, starfish, and small pipefish. Be careful and use caution when adding tank mates that will out compete them for food.
Dwarf seahorses eat newly hatched brine shrimp, copepods, and other shrimp larvae. Dwarf seahorses can breed in a home aquarium if they receive at least 12 hours of light. The mating ritual consists of some dancing, shaking and maybe even a change in colors. When the female's eggs are ready she will insert them in the male seahorses pouch. It takes about 2 weeks for the male seahorse to birth 10-30 fry. The babies will also eat the baby brine shrimp. The babies will double their size in just over 2 weeks and after 3 months will be ready to mate.
We are excited to announce that we now have captive bred seahorses for sale! These tank raised seahorses are already acclimated to living in an aquarium, allowing for a better transition to their next aquarium home and it also helps with seahorse conservation. We are now offering 3 different product options for these captive bred seashores.