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Dwarf Seahorses

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Be sure to pick up some Brine Shrimp Eggs!

Dwarf Seahorses are not an item for beginer aquariast.  

These little Seahorses require Live food daily and a very clean tank to survive.


Dwarf seahorses are a joy to watch.  We watch these little guys more than anything else 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 and gutter gaurd glued to frag tiles for them to hold on to.  A small water change is needed every few days to 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"


Keep these little seahorses at:

Temperature  72-80F

Salinity: 1.020-1.025





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  1. Awesome little critters!

    Posted by Andrew on 25th Nov 2015

    Amazing beautiful creatures, and fun to watch too! Arrived healthy with a heat pack and warm water. Also arrived with some seaweed/algae type stuff that the seahorses could hold onto. Overall awesome critters and amazing customer service! Be sure to order some brine shrimp eggs too!

  2. Dwarf seahorses

    Posted by Jim on 6th Oct 2015

    They're extremely fascinating little creatures. The customer support is also one of the best I've dealt with.


  3. Great service, quality products and on time

    Posted by Fred on 23rd Aug 2015

    I'am very pleased with my orders everything form the brine shrimp to the seahorses you run a quality business my friend I'm extremely happy. You gain another costumer. ill buy only from you thanks again. They are doing well and enjoy there soundings I bought both the dry bring shrimp and the decapsulated I wanted make sure I had some randy when the seahorses arrived. Both my orders arrived right when I was told theywould. Thanks

  4. Very Healthy and Happy!

    Posted by Glenville NY on 22nd Feb 2015

    My dwarf seahorses arrived very healthy and began investigating their new tank immediately after placing them in it! They are both doing very well! I highly recommend buying from this great company!!

  5. Amazing

    Posted by Don on 27th Dec 2014

    Well if you are looking for dwarf seahorse you are at the right place!!!!
    Very well packed in heat seal bags and a heat pack for there trip. All arrived in good shape. A few hours after being unpacked they have been up and around and doing well. I would order again

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