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Specialist species

Sussex corals has a long history of expertise in keeping specialist animals. These creatures are often more delicate feeders, require more frequent feeding or special requirements. We have a dedicated seahorse system, two systems for delicate or slow eaters such as mandarins and dragonets and pipefish.   

Hippocampus Erectus
tank bred

£350 a pair (currently not for sale) 

This is a large species of tropical seahorse and requires a aquarium of about 150 litres. 

These come from tropical regions and need to be kept at about 75-78 degrees. (they should not exceed 80) 

They need regular feeding at least three times a day. 

They like to be with other seahorses and we do not recommend keeping one on its own.

All seahorses at Sussex corals feed on frozen vitamin enriched Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp and copepods. we also feed them live brine to add to their enrichment. 

They do not do well in busy reef tanks and should be kept in a species only aquarium with the possible addition of a mandarin or other very passive fish. Small inverts such as clean up crew can be added as long as they can not harm the sea horse. 

corals are typically not added although some non-stinging soft corals are ok. do not add LPS, anemones or other stinging organisms in with the seahorses.  

sea horses are a fascinating and very rewarding pet when kept properly but they do require a fair amount of care and need someone to feed them regularly so they do not suit all lifestyles. we will not sell them to anyone adding them to a unsuitable aquarium or just buying one as a novelty.

All our sea horses are kept in a specialist aquarium and are not treated as another fish in our systems they have a low flow, well oxygenated aquarium with plenty of hitching posts to hold onto. 


If you would like to know more about keeping seahorses please contact the store we are always happy to help anyone looking to set up a seahorse aquarium.  

We stock marine live food.

Sussex corals stocks a steady supply of fresh live Copepods and vitamin enriched brine shrimp. Perfect for delicate feeders such as seahorses and pipe fish as well as most other marine fish. Our live foods are delivered every Wednesday so Friday and Saturdays are the best days for getting the freshest food.  

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