Large-Saddled Hippocampus Erectus Seahorse (Single)
This is for a Large Size single Erectus seahorse (1 seahorse) -LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Size: ~4-5 inches, they reach 5-7+ inches with maturity. Stock photos are example photo only, not the exact seahorse you will receive. Color and markings vary.
Species: Hippocampus erectus, Common name: Lined Seahorse.
This genetic line of seahorses originates from South Florida. These are large breeding size captive bred seahorses and they are approximately 4-5+ inches. We select some of the largest seahorses in the batch and hold them for further grow out to produce our large Erectus. Since they are the largest and fastest growers these make great breeding stock. They are very impressive and awesome for larger display aquariums too. You can expect them to reach 5-7+ inches. These are breeding size seahorses.
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 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.