The Brazilero is native to the warm waters of Tropical Brazil
Scientific Name: Hippocampus Redii
They are a delicate,slender, narrow bodied, sea horse that can reach lengths of 7 to 8 inches long when full grown. They do pair bond and are very sensitive to tank mates and changes to their environment.
We do not recommend this seahorse for beginners as they are one of the most delicate of the greater seahorses.
Ocean Rider, as well as many public aquariums, collectors, divers, and researchers around the world believe that the Brazilian sea horse wild population is highly threatened and may be on the brink of extinction.
Even though the seahorse is now an endangered species many wholesalers may try to bring in wildcaughts and pass them off as captive bred.
Feeding: Recommended feeding regime for the Ocean Rider ® Brazilero sea horses – is 2 to 7 frozen mysis shrimp (depending on size) from Piscine Energetics enriched with Ocean Rider Vibrance every morning and evening. This is a nutritionally complete diet that our sea horses love and is easy to use. It will ensure long term survivability, high health, brilliant colors and a happy pet! Red volcanic shrimp can be fed during the acclimation process and then occasionally as a fun treat (once a month is plenty).
Acclimation and Care Procedures for Brazilero Red Seahorses
Check that Basic Water Quality Parameters are Within an Acceptable Range
- Temperature: 68F – 82F (Optimum temperature 75 – 78F)
- Ammonia 0, Nitrites 0
- Nitrates 1-10 ppm
- 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:
- Float the bag in your tank for about 10 minutes to equalize temperatures.
- Partially open the bag and add 1 cup of tank water. (Do NOT aerate the shipping bag during acclimation)
- Wait 10 minutes.
- Remove 1 cup of water and add another cup of water from the tank.
- Wait 10 minutes.
- Repeat this procedure again.
- Gently use your hand to transfer the seahorses into the tank, discarding the water left in the bag.