Tank Raised Seahorse

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Tank Raised Seahorse

Tank Raised Seahorse

The Lined Seahorse, Hippocampus erectus, is considered by many hobbyists to be the most attractive of all the seahorses. These are young and the size is about 2-3 inches. The coloration of these tank raised seahorses range from shades of black, to gray to brown. Their coloration may change in the aquarium, and is highly dependent on the colors of its environment.  As they mature and become ready to mate the male lined seahorse will dance around, show off his pouch and may have color changes.  If the female is interested they will tangle tails and dance as she deposits up to 600 eggs in his pouch.  It usually takes about 2 weeks then the male will birth as many 50 to 400 babies.

Our tank raised seahorses are used to living in an aquarium which makes the transition to your tank much easier. Our captive bred seahorses eat frozen brine shrimp - they have been trained already.  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. 

Looking for a tank mate for your new seahorse? Try a Pipefish, they are seahorse friendly.

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  • 5
    Ordered for the first time

    Posted by Elizabeth Sanchez on 5th Nov 2017

    This was my first time ever ordering any salt water livestock online and I was slightly nervous about it. Customer service was very friendly and knowledgeable. After a run in with some bad luck, this company was able to help me out. My beautiful seahorse Astrid came in very healthy.

    I FULLY RECOMMEND BUYING SELCO BOOST BEFORE RECEIVING YOUR SEAHORSE. I FOUND MINE OFF AMAZON. At first my seahorse would not eat until I allowed the frozen food to float and what not and simulate that she was hunting for her own food. She's doing great so far!

  • 5
    Healthy happy hungry

    Posted by Rob on 1st Oct 2017

    My little female horse was delayed a day in transit due to hurricane Irma. She arrived happy, healthy, and hungry. She has been an active member of the tank since acclimation. I am extremely happy with this purchase.