View Full Version : Hippocampus Hystrix?

11/21/2015, 02:35 AM
Hi All,

Wondering if anyone here has some experience keeping Hippocampus Hystrix? I just saw them become available online. I have never seen them available for sale in the US before. Anybody have any success with these?

11/21/2015, 04:31 PM
I had one, it's about that time and season actually. Here in LA we've found some but not lately

11/22/2015, 03:13 AM
Hi TJ,
Thanks for the reply! Did you find it to be a difficult species to keep?

11/22/2015, 01:09 PM
Where are you finding them?

I had a bunch of them but they didn't stay on frozen mysis for long. I ended up getting live foods and then they quickly became sickly and all died. I would recommend getting them as big as you can, as I've only found them coming in at a small size and I think that contributed to their quick decline in health.

11/22/2015, 03:26 PM
Hi Mo2,
I see them currently available on Blue Zoo Aquatics. They are selling "medium" sized ranked between 2.5" - 4.5."
I am sorry to hear you lost yours and that they would not stay on frozen mysis. That certainly makes me think twice about buying them.