Zulu-lulus (Hippocampus capensis) are pudgy little ponies, but adorable, all the same. Short and stout, with that portly profile, stubby snouts, big bulging eyes, and perfectly smooth bodies, these thick-bodied little are the perfect size for the home aquarium. They reach a total length of just over 4 inches, and are shipped to you at the modest size of 2-3 inches. That makes them around three times the size of Pixies–small enough to feel right at home in the average aquarium, yet large enough to make fine display specimens and to eat small frozen mysid shrimp as their staple diet. They have proven to be very hardy and easy to breed, and when you’re ready for the challenge of rearing, you’ll find little ‘lulus are relatively easy to raise, much like Pixie babies.
Scientific Name: Hippocampus Capensis
Acclimation and Care Procedures For Zulu Lulu 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
Seahorses Are Pre-Trained to Feed on Frozen Mysis Shrimp from Piscine Energetics Enhanced With Vibrance 2
All Ocean Rider seahorses are pre-trained to feed on frozen mysis shrimp from Piscine Energetics enhanced with Vibrance II.