Captive Bred Saddled Erectus Seahorse with Cirri
This is for our captive bred Saddled Erectus Seahorse with cirri (appendages).
Species: Hippocampus erectus, Common name: Lined Seahorse.
A Seahorse Savvy favorite! Each of these seahorses has beautiful cirri (appendages). These are always popular and available in limited quantities. Very exotic looking and eye catchers for sure!
*NOTE: Cirri in this species is used as camouflage. It may or may not remain as the seahorse matures and is introduced to a new aquarium. Nonetheless, these are beautiful Erectus seahorses and we get request for these beauties all the time.
These also have beautiful bright silver saddling markings and tail bands. Line markings are more pronounced as the seahorse matures. Colors vary and can change but are typically yellow, peach, beige or dark. Color is not fixed and seahorses can change color based on surroundings, diet, mood and other factors. 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 3-3.5 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.