Lined Seahorse – Male

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

$35.00

Only 1 left in stock

Description

Male 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 male.

 
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 mysid shrimp, live feeder guppies, or any other small live fish or shrimp.   We haven’t had any trouble getting our wild caught seahorses to start eating frozen mysis shrimp and often that are already eating the frozen shrimp before they leave our warehouse.  If you have trouble getting them to eat the frozen mysis shrimp, try feeding them enriched live adult brine 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.

Additional information

Weight0.1 lbs
Dimensions1 × 1 × 1 in

7 reviews for Lined Seahorse – Male

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    michael cullinan

    arrived larger then expected and gave birth while acclimating . great addition to my s/h tank just waiting to see him eat frozen.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bryan Anderson

    Arrived alive, and already had babies. Have to order more, we just love them!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gerald Jeffers

    hi bought 5 of these great seahorses from ken last aug. they have already had babys what a great buy these are very healthy started eating frozen food in a week out of my HANDS thanks again they also like to change colour from black to whit to silver to black and orage to a rusty brown thanks ken you are the best

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Layton Gangestad

    Got my second batch of horses about a month ago, Again, VERYpleased. If your looking for very nice critters, here they are.
    You can’t go wrong buying fron “Sea Life Inc. Exellent animals (and I’ve got quite a few). My reef/seahorse tank is mainly Sea Life life.
    thanx Ken,
    Layton

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Layton Gangestad

    I ordered 8 of these horses about 3 weeks ago most are already eating frozen mysis and all are eating frozen brine. Exellant quality animals, the horses and the many other critters I’ve gotten from Sea Life Inc.
    Thanx for the exellant animals,
    Layton

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Debbie Dahl

    Bought several of these on ebay. Absolutely beautiful, healthy, and well-cared for. Will be back for more as we develop our seahorse tanks further. Nice people to do business with. Prompt service, care about the customer. Well packaged. Fast delivery and processing. BUY HERE!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    James Mace

    I bought a pair on ebay for this guy and they eat on the second day and are very good

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