Seahorses are wonderful to watch in your saltwater aquarium. Foxy Saltwater Tropical Fish offers the wild caught Common Seahorse, Hippocampus Erectus, Tank Raised Hippocampus Erectus, and dwarf seahorses for sale. It is ideal for Seahorses to be kept in a tank of their own.
Dwarf Seahorses, Hippocampus Zosterae, are about 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches. I recommend using a sponge filter (the low current saltwater is needed to avoid stressing them out). The general rule of thumb is 4 dwarf seahorses per 1 gallon of water. Good decoration for your saltwater aquarium could be Gorgonians, Sponges, and Macro Algae 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 (Gorgonian Coral will not burn them). Some tank mates consist of Snails, small Hermits, Starfish, and Pipefish. Be careful and use caution when adding tank mates that will out compete them for food.
Dwarf seahorses eat Tigger Pods, 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 Tigger Pods and baby brine shrimp. The babies will double their size in just over 2 weeks and after 3 months will be ready to mate.
Ideal Tank Conditions for Dwarf Seahorses:
Temperature: 70-80 F
Salinity: 1.018-1.022 (1.019 is optimum)
We have found this book to be especially helpful for ourselves, as well as for our clients:
"The Complete Guide to Dwarf Seahorses in the Aquarium" by Alisa Wagner Abbott
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.
These are tank raised seahorses already acclimated to living in an aquarium environment and these seahorses have been trained to eat frozen brine shrimp. The brine shrimp are gut loaded with a product called SELCO BOOST. It has omega 3 and multiple vitamins along with an appetite stimulant. I suggest having a bottle of this available when they arrive. Add an extra squirt to the shrimp as they thaw out to help jump start them feeding in their new home.
We do not provide tanks; livestock only.