Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons a pair (recommended tank height of 3x seahorse max size)
Care Level: Moderate
Breeding Difficulty: Intermediate, can start of brine shrimp
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Waterflow: Low to Medium
Water Conditions: 70-74° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4, sg 1.021-1.025
Max. Size: 8″
Diet: Carnivore (should be fed frozen mysids, enriched brine as a snack)
Origin: Captive-Bred
Family: Syngnathidae

While all seahorses have special needs, the Erectus are considered one of the easiest. These are the recommended seahorse species to start with. They are hardy, easy to feed and very outgoing. They have the widest range of colors in captive seahorses, but they tend to base their color on their surroundings, favorite hitching post or even each other. Colors they can produce include green, brown, yellow, white, grey, orange, pink and red. They interact with the aquarist and are a very active