Sea Pony (Hippocampus fuscus)

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Sea Pony

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Sea Pony

Hippocampus fuscus

114 Litres (30 US G.)

12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

21.1-23.3°C (70 -74 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Syngnathidae




Origin[edit | edit source]

In the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, and Sri Lanka.


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Once mature, the males have pouches on their abdomen, the females have none.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

They will do best in species tanks. Fast, aggressive fish must be avoided. Peaceful community fish may outcompete the seahorse to food. Clams must also be avoided as they might close on the seahorse. Crabs and hermits can damage the seahorse.


Diet[edit | edit source]

An ambush predator, they will not hunt for food around the tank and are best target fed with foods such as frozen mysis shrimp, krill or red shrimp. Some may be fussy and take only live food.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Needs an SG of 1.020-1.025 and a tank at least 40.6cm (16") high.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Peaceful fish, like most seahorses, not overly active and slow swimmers. Will spend their days snuffling for food and interacting with other seahorses.


Identification[edit | edit source]

Colour varies from dark mustard to bright yellow.

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