Sizes: Vary from 3 to 5 inches. Can grow to be as large as 7 to 8 inches. The Pinto is also a very social sea horse that does not pair bond.
More research has gone into the development of the Pinto than any other Ocean Rider sea horse. We hope you enjoy this precious addition to your unique collection.
Extraordinary mottled color patterns with no two Pintos alike.
Very Rare. Very limited. Very exclusive!
Feeding: Recommended feeding regime for Ocean Rider® 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.
Live Iron Horse feeds can be fed during the acclimation process and then occasionally as a fun treat (once a month is plenty).
Acclimation and Care Procedures For Pintos 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.