Alyssa's Seahorse Savvy

Matted Filefish Pair and Saddled Erectus Seahorse Pair

Sale price Price $229.99 Regular price

This special is for a limited time. It includes two captive bred Matted Filefish and a male/female pair of Saddled Erectus Seahorse. 


Captive Bred Matted Filefish-Acreichthys tomentosus Also known as Aiptasia Eating Filefish

We are really excited to offer captive bred Matted filefish by ORA. These filefish are 100% aquacultured and trained to eat small pellets such as PE pellets, TDO pellets, frozen Mysis shrimp, Calanus, and more. These filefish have interesting mottled coloring and are out and about in the aquarium! They are popular as they are known to eat the pest Aiptasia. 

Size: ~0.75-1.25 inch. They will reach up to 2-3 inches with maturity.

Give us a call 410-618-3604 or send us an email: if you have any questions. We are happy to help!


Saddled Erectus seahorses

Species: Hippocampus erectus, Common name: Lined Seahorse.

Beautiful bright silver saddling markings and tail bands. Line markings are more pronounced as the seahorse matures. Colors are yellow, peach or beige. Color is not fixed and seahorses can change color based on surroundings, diet, mood and other factors. Cirri is present on some individuals. Our breeders have been selected for producing beautiful saddling markings. Every single one is individually unique. They are stunning! If you have specific requests contact us and let us know.

This genetic line of seahorses originates from South Florida. We sell our Captive Bred seahorses when they are 4-5 months old and they are approximately 3-4+ inches. You can expect them to reach 5-7+ inches. 

This is the most common seahorse species hobbyist start out with. They are very hardy and great beginner seahorses!

Breeding: This species typically produces 50-500+ fry. Males are pregnant for 14-21 days. Fry typically hitch from day one. Newly hatched Artemia (brine shrimp) can be used as a first food for fry.

All of our captive bred seahorses are very healthy, active, friendly and full of personality. Our seahorses are trained to eat frozen Mysis shrimp from a young age. We recommend feeding our seahorses Hikari BioPure Mysis shrimp and PE Mysis shrimp twice daily. Seahorses are very social animals. They do best when kept paired or in a group.

Please see our Seahorse Info page to learn more about the care of our seahorses.