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Dwarf Seahorses

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Be sure to pick up some Brine Shrimp Eggs!

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 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"


Keep these little seahorses at:

Temperature  72-80F

Salinity: 1.020-1.025





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  1. 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!!

  2. 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

  3. Great!

    Posted by jessica on 12th Nov 2014

    First purchase and certainly not the last! My new dwarf seahorses ate like little pigs right away and the zoo frags i got look great..thank you!

  4. Awesome!

    Posted by Marci F on 14th May 2014

    Fast delivery of healthy dwarfs!! I could not be happier! I will continue to buy from salt critters!!

  5. amazing!

    Posted by Chrissy on 24th Jan 2014

    We order 3 pairs of seahorses and that's exactly what we got! They are the most adorable and intriguing little creatures. They have been in our tank for 3 days now and doing awesome. We received a variety of colors too! Like a yellow/gold, to dark brown, almost red tint! We are even starting to train them to eat frozen cyclops so having readily available food isn't as hard to achieve!

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