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Dwarf Seahorse

 

 

 

The Dwarf Seahorse (Hippocampus Zosterae) includes Florida in its habitat. LiveBrineShrimp.com is offering the wild-caught Dwarfs for sale at the price of $12 each. This is the easiest of the seahorse species to care for and therefore makes a good starter from which to learn. Dwarfs can live for 2 -3 years and you can expect them to grow to an adult size of 1 inch long.

A package of 1/4 size live brine shrimp is included, free, with your shipment. Seahorses should be in their own tank so tank-mates don't eat all the brine shrimp before the seahorses. You might want to add a package of the Caulerpa for them to hitch onto.

 

 

Dwarf Seahorse , Price: $18.00 each plus Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast (in a styrofoam box).

 

 

 

 

 

Black Giant or
Lined Seahorse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lined or Black Giant Seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) includes Florida in its habitat. LiveBrineShrimp.com is offering the the 60-day old (tank-raised) seahorse colts for sale at the price of $20 each and you can expect them to grow to an adult size of 6 inches long.

For those who prefer a more mature wild Seahorse, they are also available in small (2 inches tall), medium (3 inches tall), and large (4 inches tall) at the prices shown in the right column.

We suggest that a buyer purchase an LBS-1 ( live brine shrimp) to feed the newly acquired seahorses. Seahorses should be in their own tank so tank-mates don't eat all the brine shrimp before the seahorses.

 

Lined Seahorse, Colts , Price: $30.00 each plus Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast (in a styrofoam box).

Lined Seahorse, Small , Price: $30.00 each plus Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast (in a styrofoam box).

Lined Seahorse, Medium , Price: $40.00 each plus Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast (in a styrofoam box).

Lined Seahorse, Large , Price: $65.00 each plus Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast (in a styrofoam box).

 

 

Caribbean Pipefish

 

 

 

The Caribbean Pipefish (Syngnathus caribbaeus) also includes Florida in its habitat. LiveBrineShrimp.com is offering wild-caught Pipefish in 3 sizes: small (3 inches long), medium (4 1/2 inches long), and large (5 inches long) at the prices shown in the right column.

Pipfish are in the same family as Seahorses and therefore require the same environment (species tank) and food (small, live food). We suggest that a buyer purchase an LBS-3 (1/4 size bag of live brine shrimp) to feed the newly acquired pipefish. Pipefish should be in their own tank so tank-mates don't eat all the brine shrimp before the pipefish. Pipefish and Seahorses can share the same tank.

 

Caribbean Pipefish, Small , Price: $6.00 each plus Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast (in a styrofoam box).
Caribbean Pipefish, Medium , Price: $8.00 each plus Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast (in a styrofoam box).

Caribbean Pipefish, Large , Price: $12.00 each plus Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast (in a styrofoam box).

Good Tank Mates

 

Oyster Blenny (Hypleurochilus aequipinnis)

 

 

This blenny is not an algae eater. The Oyster Blenny grows to about three inches total length. This species is very compatible in a community tank and exhibits quite a personality. The males are described as greenish gray, with small orange spots dorsally on the body. Females are said to have groups of dark brown spots that are overlain by orange dots. Both sexes have orange spots on the head.

 

Oyster Blenny , Price: $7.00 each plus Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast (in a styrofoam box).

 

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Janitors and Algae Eaters

 

Sheephead Minnow/ Molly Mix

 

Both the Sailfin Molly and the Sheephead Minnow are well known for their appetites toward algae including hair-algae. MTI has adapted these fish to live in a saltwater environment where they can be part of the marine hobbyist's arsenal for algae control.

The Sailfin Molly and Sheephead Minnow are raised in the MTI saltwater pond in Oak Hill Florida and are offered as a mix in order to save the cost of sorting them (this allows LiveBrineShrimp.com to sell them for only 50 cents or a quartet for $2.00). These herbivores are shipped as adults at an average size of 1 1/2 inches.

 

 

Sheephead/Molly Quartet, Price: $4.00 per quartet plus Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast (in a styrofoam box).

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Small Cleaner Clams (Mercinaria campenchienses)

Size: Average 2 Inches

 

This is a very durable clam and is ideal for the home marine aquarium. In the wild it is one of Mother Nature's best water cleaners that one can find. They eat any floating or suspended items from debris to live algae (phytoplankton). If you are looking for that perfect refugium janitor, this is it.

They range in size from 2 inches to 4.5 inches in cross-shell dimension. They eat by way of having 2 siphons, one drawing in water with fresh oxygen supply and planktonic or micro suspended debris and the other siphon expels the waste products. The food that is caught on the gills is swept to the mouth or stomach.

Some scientific reports say that this clam can live up to 25 years if it has an adequate supply of food.

These clams do not desire much light and in fact they will try to burrow into the sand or mud for cover. They tolerate a wide range of temperature (35 to 90 degrees F.).

Small Cleaner Clams , $7.00 per Trio, Orders will be packed in one pint of water. Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast.

Small Cleaner Clams , $12.00 per Half-Dozen, Orders will be packed in two pints of water. Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast.

Small Cleaner Clams , $24.00 per Dozen, Orders will be packed in three pints of water. Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast.

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Large Cleaner Clams (Mercinaria campenchienses)

Size: 3 1/2 to 4 Inches

 

See description above for information concerning the Mercinaria campenchienses.

Large Cleaner Clams , $3.99 each, Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast.

 

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Algae Eating Ocean Hermits

 

 

 

These small Ocean Hermits are found in temperate to tropical marine waters of the Atlantic and inland marine waterways. Generally, they are occupying dark to black colored spent snail shells. Collectors find these little crabs in marine grass beds. In fact, they are commonly seen crawling up and down the marine grass blades, cleaning them as they go. The color of the hermit's legs are generally white to gray. The average shell size that they are found in is 1/4 to 1/2 inch.

Due to the overheads in handling these and other small living organisms, we can only offer them in volume in order to give the best prices.

Hermit Crabs , $5.40 per Dozen, Orders will be packed in one pint of water. Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast.

Hermit Crabs , $16.80 for 48, Orders will be packed in two pints of water. Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast.

Hermit Crabs , $33.00 per hundred, Orders will be packed in three pints of water. Shipping: Next-Day via FedEx nationwide and FedEx Ground for the Southeast.

Second-Day Shipping Available

 

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