Barbour's Seahorse

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Barbour's Seahorse

This marine aquarium fish is known as Barbour’s Seahorse and the correct latin name is Hippocampus barbouri. It belongs to the Seahorse family. (e) Origin of this species is Western Central Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful Seahorse.

Barbour's Seahorse can grow up to 15 cm what is approximately 5 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 1800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 279 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Barbour's Seahorse fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

Barbour’s Seahorse picture no. 1

Barbour’s Seahorse picture no. 2

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Barbour’s Seahorse, picture no. 3

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