Female Seahorse – Hippocampus erectus. These sell by such names as “lined seahorse” and “black giant seahorse”. They can reach a total length of about 8 inches. Depending on our stock, we send them out starting at 2.5 inches (average would be 4 inches). We guarantee that you will receive a female.
These are wild caught seahorses and although they have been kept in a medicated system for about two weeks, it’s always a good idea for you to quarantine them for another two weeks prior to adding them to an established system.
These are wild caught seahorses and although they have been kept in a medicated system for about two weeks, it’s always a good idea for you to quarantine them for another two weeks prior to adding them to an established system. Seahorses require live foods such as enriched live adult brine shrimp, live mysis shrimp, live grass shrimp, or any other small live fish or shrimp. We try to get them started on eating frozen mysis shrimp. If you have trouble getting them to eat the frozen mysis shrimp, try feeding them enriched live adult brine shrimp or grass shrimp for a few days and then try weaning them off the live food and onto the frozen food. They will not thrive on just live brine shrimp and will eventually waste away unless you are enriching the shrimp right before you feed them to the horses.
Seahorses are reef safe to a point. They generally will not bother other fish or invertebrates, but may go after very small fish or small shrimp. They are not aggressive feeders, so they require extra care in a tank that has active fish (most people would not recommend mixing them with fish because they are such passive feeders.) Seahorses should not be put in tanks that have sea anemones, corals, or zoanthids because they can sting the horses and the anemones may even eat them. Mushroom and leather “corals” are OK, as are gorgonians.
Seahorses are not for the beginners because of their picky feeding requirements, so this shouldn’t be your first fish.
For more information about aquarium requirements, caring for and raising seahorses please visit http://www.seahorse.org, a dedicated seahorse forum.
m3woody3 (verified owner) –
Little disappointed. Ordered 3 seahorses. To go with two healthy I already had. One came with a bacterial infection, a infected spot on its side that is growing. The second was bloated with gas bubble disease. She couldn’t stay afloat constantly floating to surface. Only one seems healthy. None will eat except the healthy one. Despite me offering both live and frozen options of mysis, enriched brineshrimp, and pods. Checked my water is quality, kept flow low, and lighting to a minimum and they still have not improved. I dont have any medicine to treat them so disappointed I waisted my money.
maryticchione (verified owner) –
I have several seahorses from KP and will only order from them exclusively, in the future. I’ve ordered from three different places including KP, and KP’s are by far the biggest, healthiest, strongest eaters I’ve seen. I give them a good diet of live and frozen, for the best of health, and the appetites of the seahorses from KP are phenomenal. They’re active and absolutely gorgeous!! Very nicely done, KP … keep it up!! I will definitely be ordering again and only from you, as we add additional seahorse aquariums to our family’s aquarium room!!
shaunisha pittman –
I ordered 2 lined seahorses on Monday and they arrived on Wed morning around 9 am, I was like a kid in a candy store when i opened the box and saw these Big beautiful horses and I was instantly in love . I also ordered some yellow frilly sponge that was nice and bright . Everything was awesome and the customer service was right on .. Thank you again and I cant wait to order again