Are you A beginner to keeping sea horses and looking for the perfect starter species. Well look no further the dwarf sea horse is for you. The dwarf sea horses most commonly found housed together in pairs in A 3 gallon tank or larger. At the maximum I would house them in A ten gallon With no more than 20 sea horses and A minimum of 1.5 gallons with 1 – 2 sea horses. They are very small creatures that only range from 1 – 2 inches tall.
They feed off of a tiny species of shrimp called (brine shrimp) you can buy these at most pet stores as eggs. You can simply add the eggs into A small cup filled with salt water to hatch them. After the brine shrimp hatch take A small tear dropper and siphon out some of the brine shrimp. Avoid siphoning out any unborn brine shrimp eggs because if the sea horses Are to eat them they could get sick or even die. A sea horse eats once A day and it takes brine shrimp A day or 2 to hatch So when you are running low on brine shrimp in the first cup It is always A good idea to start A new one.
For keeping the aquarium clean I only recommend these to filters because any other filter is to strong for the little guys and can kill them either by blowing them into other objects or sucking them up into the filter. The two I recommend are the sponge filter and the under gravel filter with no power head. they do well as a pair for cleaning.
Lastly there are also some animals they can and cannot be kept with. Some they can be kept with are pipe fish, cleaner clams, saltwater plants are A must since they need things to hold on to while they rest, and some species of snail and star fish ( No Serpents). It is not recommended to keep them with any type of crab, shrimp or lobster, most fish will also nip them. also reef tanks are A big no no. Most of the species of coral will sting them when the sea horse try’s to grab on to them.
If you were looking into care for A amazing creature that will astonish your friends and family, this is the pet for you.