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Tiger-Tail Seahorse - Captive-Bred
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Captive-Bred
Tiger-Tail Seahorse - Captive-Bred (Hippocampus comes)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Difficult
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 6¼"
Origin Maricultured
Family Syngnathidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

This beautiful Captive-Bred species is yellow and black in coloration, with stunning markings around the eyes. They have many stripes and blotchy markings, providing them with valuable camouflage.

For the best results, seahorses should be kept in a separate, species-only tank that is 30 gallons or larger with multiple Gorgonians which they can grab with their prehensile tails. If not provided with Gorgonians, plastic plants can be substituted. The Tiger-Tail Seahorse reacts poorly to being harassed by other more aggressive fish such as: blennies, gobies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish.

Captive-Bred seahorses will breed readily in the aquarium when they are fully mature. The male will carry the young for approximately 3 weeks, at which time they will be released into the water column. Provide a separate aquarium with live rock for the new born sea horses. Feed these new born freshly hatched vitamin enriched brine shrimp.

The Tiger-Tail Seahorse is a slow, deliberate feeder, so fast, aggressive fish will out-compete it for food. Seahorses tend to get along with pipefish, but they are a slightly faster feeder than the seahorse and may not leave behind enough food. The Captive-Bred seahorses are accustomed to eating frozen mysis shrimp that should be offered to them at least twice a day.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"

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