Alyssa's Seahorse Savvy

Single Dwarf Seahorse with Cirri-Captive Bred Hippocampus zosterae

Sale price Price $54.99 Regular price

This is for a single captive bred Dwarf seahorses, Hippocampus zosterae, with cirri.

We are extremely excited to offer our new captive bred Dwarf seahorses!

Species: Hippocampus zosterae

Our new Dwarf seahorses are 100% captive bred and raised at our farm in Maryland. They are approximately 3/4-1 inch in size and will reach 1-1.5 inches with maturity.

*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.

Feeding-Very Important! Please Read!

Dwarf seahorses, unlike our other captive bred seahorse varieties, eat live artemia nauplii (baby brine shrimp) and need to be fed ~2-3 times daily. Please see our Article below for information on hatching baby brine shrimp if you are not already familiar.

Dwarf seahorses can be stocked at about 10-12 seahorses per gallon. Lower stocking densities are fine too. We recommend a 3-10 gallon aquarium size for Dwarf seahorses. We highly recommend keeping your aquarium temperature at 70-74 F. For more information on setting up an aquarium for your Dwarf seahorses check out the article below "Dwarf Seahorses-Setting up a Proper Aquarium".

Color and markings vary. Cirri may be seen in some individuals and can come and go. Color is not fixed in any seahorse species and changes based on mood, surrounding, diet, lighting and many other factors.

If you have any questions about keeping our Dwarf seahorses please give us a call 410-618-3604 or send us an email