Common Names: Dwarf Seahorse
Characteristics: H. zosterae are a very small seahorse. In the wild they are typically found
with cirri. They tend to lose the cirri in captivity. Colors typically range from black, brown,
grey, green, yellow, orange, red. Colors are not fixed and may change based surroundings, diet,
stress, mood or possibly other factors.
Distribution: Southern Atlantic Coast of the US and in the Gulf of
Habitat: Commonly found in sea grasses along coastal areas.
Size: Commonly 1 to 1.5 inches.
Sexual Maturity: Around 3 months. Fry are benthic and may be reared
Minimum Tank Size Recommendations: Because of the size of this
species and the fact that they must be fed live baby brine shrimp and/or copepods, selecting
the right tank is crucial. Generally we recommend keeping small herds in 2 to 5 gallon tanks.
Advanced aquarists may find success in larger tanks, but generally you will need a larger herd
for larger tanks.
Water Temperature: 72 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. 22 to 25 degrees
H. Zosterae require live foods! You must be capable of supplying live
baby brine shrimp to successfully keep this species!
Shipping: Ships FedEx Priority Overnight
New Flat Rate Shipping for Retail Customers
$29.95. (Single Species Orders, CONUS only, HI & AK are custom quoted)
$24.95 for customers within Florida.
There is a 4 seahorse minimum with H. zosterae for Flat Rate Shipping!
If ordering multiple species, the rate for the larger species will apply.
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