Dwarf seahorses are a joy to watch. We watch these little guys more than anything elses around here.
They require a small, species only aquarium. Please do not put these in your reef tank! A 1 to 5 gallon aquarium is best, the smaller aquarium size helps concentrate the food. The aquarium should have an air stone or sponge filter for water movement (no powerheads, they will suck up the horses!) and a heater. Walmart has some great neat cheap small tanks that work great for them. They dont need anything fancy.
Dwarf seahorses require a continuous diet of freshly hatched baby brine shrimp. We feed ours daily. They can be housed with Dwarf pipefish, snails and thats about it. Anything else generally out compete them for food. They like to grasp Caulerpa and other items with their tail. Live rock and live sand may contain stinging animals that can be aggressive towards them. We reccomend using fake plants and keeping the bottom bare. We use coffee straws glued to frag disks for them to hold on to. A small water change every few days will help keep the water clean.
Dwarf seahorses will breed in the aquarium. The mating ritual is fascinating to observe and they mate often. The male will show off for its mate and blow up its pouch, shake and dance, and change different colors. When the eggs are ripe, the female will deposit her eggs inside the male pouch as they travel up the water column together. In about 10-14 days, the male will give birth to an average of 10-30 fry, which are independent from birth and will eat baby brine shrimp. The babies are well developed and use their prehensile tails almost immediately, growing very fast when provided with plenty of newly hatched brine shrimp each day, and will double in size in just 17 days, and after 3 months, will be ready to mate.
Dwarf seahorses are small and only grow to about 1 1/2"
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Posted by Kris on 22nd Nov 2013
Very helpful with all my questions. This is the first time I have ever ordered live fish online. Was pleasantly surprised. Animals came in great condition. Took a bit to acclimate but once done were swimming all over checking out their new home. Will definitely do business again!
Posted by Tim on 2nd Oct 2013
Order shipped fast and came quickly . I waited three week to write review to see how the seahorses did . So far so good , I just change a little water weekly . feed daily and they are doing fine . Thanks Salty !
Posted by Kim &Jimmy Lawson on 18th Mar 2013
You all will never know the joy I feel every time I see my little seahorses.Jimmy did this for me, with the help of our 3 daughters and every one who see's them truely Loves them .Today 2 of our girls boyfriends were watching them and sounded like a coupleof little kids they were so excited .( these are 2 grown men).The thing is a lot of sites on line make it seem way harder than it is to care for these little seahorses. if you follow the instructions on here you cant go wrong . I have a 1.5 gallon tank from walmart no sand or gravel just a couple of fake coral and grass ornaments for them to hitch onto and a heater that Ihad to buy seperate.Dont for get to buy the food from Salty . I wanted a seahorse since I was 7 years old ,I will soon be 44 and you all are truely a blessing .
Posted by Unknown on 25th Feb 2013
I am really interested in ordering one for my mom. Her birthday was yesterday, and she has always wanted a sea horse. I just dont know if i am going to be able to afford everything with the seahorse, aquarium, filter, heater and feed. It seems expensive and I dont have a whole lot of money to spend right now but sure would love to have one if you could help me make it as cheap as possible I sure would appreciate it.
Posted by Abel Law on 12th Jun 2012
Love the seahorses.
Posted by Andre' Maria Johnson on 28th May 2012
I love my cute little seahorses. I'm fascinated with them. They excite my eyes and make me happy.I marvel in God's creation. All three arrived in great condition. You get an A+ in your product and delivery of it.
Posted by ZephNYC on 30th Apr 2012
perfect shipping,active healthy ponies. Very happy with the order.