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Please check that your basic water quality  parameters are within acceptable range.

Temperature range:

68F –82F,  optimum temperature 75- 78F, Ammonia 0, Nitrites 0, Nitrates 1-10ppm, PH 8.2 – 8.4, Specific gravity 1.022-1.025.  

Acclimate your seahorses slowly, but do not take more than 30 minutes to complete the procedure.  Open your box away from any bright lights. Check temperature and PH upon arrival in both the shipping water and in the tank.  

Turn off aquarium lights and follow this procedure:

  1. Float the bag in your tank  for about 10 minutes to equalize temperatures.
  2. Partially open the bag and  add 1 cup of tank water.  (Do NOT aerate the shipping bag during acclimation)
  3. Wait 10 minutes.
  4. Remove 1 cup of water and add  another  cup of water from the tank.
  5. Wait 10 minutes.
  6. Repeat this procedure again.
  7. Gently use your hand to transfer the seahorses into the tank, discarding the water left in the bag.  


All  Ocean Rider  Pixies eat live baby brine shrimp  enriched with vibrance or copepods every day. Feed them  enough so that the food looks like snow flakes in the water. Don’t worry about feeding the seahorses immediately upon arrival .  Give them  24 hours  to adjust to their  new home  before introducing  the thawed frozen mysis.These seahorses are very well fed before leaving the farm and can easily  go a day or two without  food.

Please go to FAQ's to find out how to hatch and prepare brine shrimp.


Since you are buying Ocean Riders directly from our “high health” farm in tropical Hawaii where they are born and raised they will be free of all parasites and disease. All you have to do is maintain good water quality, feed them properly!! and  AVOID purchasing tank mates from  warehouse suppliers or “non-preferred” pet shops as fish from these systems are notorious for spreading incurable hidden pathogens, if not quarantined and disinfected properly. (which is very hard to do!!)


Ocean Rider  Pixie Seahorses will live for 1-2 years so if you want to keep them this long follow our recommendations above and  remember your new pets  like  plenty of bright thick hitching posts, are vertically oriented animals, and  do better in  groups, so feel free to put several seahorses together in the same tank.  Although our seahorses do pair pond, they  can be very gregarious and will court and mate with others, which means you will have the opportunity to witness their magnificent mating dance frequently!

Tank Set Up:

Please use a small 3- 5 gallon tank with a sponge filter for these little treasures.

For more information on how to care for your seahorses please join our seahorse club at www.seahorse.com where seahorse talk is the walk! We hope our farm raised Ocean Rider seahorses bring you hours of enjoyment every day for years to come!!

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