Sea Pony (Hippocampus fuscus)

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Sea Pony

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Sea Pony

Hippocampus fuscus

Challenging

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::70 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::74 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Syngnathidae



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Origin

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

Sexing

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

Tank compatibility

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

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

Twice a day.

Environment Specifics

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

Behaviour

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

Identification

Colour varies from dark mustard to bright yellow.

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