Scientific Name: Hippocampus erectus
Reef Compatibility: With Caution
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gal
Max Size: 7”
Food/Feeding: CarnivoreNotes: The Lined Seahorse is a large colorful fish that many hobbyists consider the most attractive of all the seahorses. Their coloration may change in the aquarium, and is highly dependent on the colors of its environment.
It does best when kept as either a mated pair, or with a small group of its own kind in a species-only aquarium of 30 gallons or larger. The taller the aquarium, the better, at least 16 inches high is best, as good circulation is most important. It will get along well with small, shy fish such as gobies, ocellaris and percula clowns, and firefish. But aggressive, territorial fish, or fast-moving fish do not make good companions.
These are wild caught and are eating live brine and ghost shrimp. Please be prepared to offer live food for best results.