The Marine Compatibility Guide

    Hippocampus erectus

    The lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus), northern seahorse or spotted seahorse is a species of fish that belongs to the Syngnathidae family. H. erectus is a diurnal species with an approximate length of 15 centimeters (6 inches) and lifespan of one to four years.

    The H. erectus species can be found with a myriad of colors, from greys and blacks to reds, greens, and oranges. The lined seahorse lives in the Atlantic Ocean as far north as Canada and as far south as the Caribbean, Mexico, and Venezuela. It swims in an erect position and uses its dorsal and pectoral fins for guidance while swimming.     [suggest an edit]

    • Hippocampus erectus

    72.0 - 78.0 F22.2 - 25.6 CTemperature:

    dKN 8.00 - 12.00Alkalinity:

    8.10 - 8.40pH Range:

    sg 1.020 - 1.025Specific Gravity:

    30 gallons135 litresMinimum Tank Size:

    ModerateCare Level:

    PeacefulTemperament:

    YesReef Compatible:

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    Common names for Hippocampus erectus

    Hippocampus erectus is also known as the following...

    Lined Seahorse
    Black Seahorse
    Erectus Seahorse
    Northern Seahorse

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