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Brazilian Reidi Seahorse, Yellow (Hippocampus reidi)
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Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Waterflow: Low to Medium
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 7"
Color Form: Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
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Origin: Brazil
Family: Syngnathidae

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The Brazilian Reidi is also known as the Longsnout Seahorse and is found in the Western Caribbean. The yellow coloration may change in the aquarium and is highly dependent on the colors of its environment.

It does best when kept as either a mated pair, or with a small group of its own kind in a species-only aquarium of 55 gallons or larger. The taller the aquarium, the better, at least 16 inches high is best, as good circulation is most important. It will get along well with small, shy fish such as gobies, ocellaris and percula clowns, and firefish. But aggressive, territorial fish, or fast-moving fish do not make good companions.

When ready to mate, the male Brazilian Reidi Seahorse will impress the female with its dramatic color changes, energetic pouch displays, and lots of graceful dancing. If receptive, the future mate will entwine tails, dance, and promenade with it, and then deposit as many as 600 eggs in the male pouch. About 14 days later, the male will give birth between 50-400 perfect miniature replicas of the pair.

Fast, aggressive fish will out-compete the Brazilian Reidi Seahorse for food. When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. They will also feed upon amphipods, and other small crustaceans found in live rock. They are slow, deliberate feeders and prefer two or more small feedings per day.

Seahorses spend most of their time clinging to seagrass with their prehensile tail rather than swimming. Its many unusual features and habits make it perhaps the most spectacular fish that may be kept in the home aquarium.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2" Medium: 2" to 3" Large: 3" to 4" XLarge: 4" to 5"


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  SW - Brazilian Reidi Seahorse Female, Yellow - Small
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  CN-82991,  $ 119.99
 
    
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  CN-82993,  $ 149.99
 
    
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